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Title: Camouflet Repair Alternatives
Authors: Cox, Benjamin C.
Carr, Thomas A.
Keywords: Runways – Maintenance and repair
Pavements – Maintenance and repair
Equipment and supplies
Blast effect
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.));no.ERDC/GSL TR-18-20
Abstract: The inability to operate aircraft on a runway after an attack on an airbase poses significant operational challenges. To address limitations of legacy airfield damage repair (ADR) equipment, materials, and tactics, the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command began the ADR Modernization program, which eventually transitioned to the Rapid ADR (RADR) program. Within the RADR program, this project’s objective was to investigate repair materials and methods for camouflets (i.e., subsurface cavities created by the penetration and detonation of an explosive ordnance). The objective was accomplished through laboratory testing and full-scale testing at the Silver Flag Exercise Site at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL. A method was developed to quickly provide reasonable camouflet volume estimates. Various repair materials were used to repair simulated camouflets that were trafficked at 30-min to 2-hr cure times with a load cart simulating C-17 aircraft. Repairs sustained 112 passes up to 1,568 passes. Repair performance was controlled primarily by existing concrete slab thickness and strength; repair material strength had no perceivable impact (all other factors being equal, this would not be expected to be the case). Repair performance was not adversely affected for the suggested 30-min cure time.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/GSL TR-18-20
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: PDF/A
Types of Materials: 165 pages / 46.36Mb
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