Tests of vinyl membrane as surfacing for airplane landing facilities : a Corps of Engineers research and development report
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Technical memorandumPreface: This report presents the results of tests made on a newly developed vinyl membrane, both cloth and wire type. The tests were authorized in a telephone conversation of 30 April 1951 between Mr. R. R. Philippe of the Office, Chief of Engineers, and Mr. W. J. Turnbull, Chief, Soils Division, Waterways Experiment Station, and were conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station in accordance with the plan of test, "Vinyl Membrane Materials for Emergency Airfields," dated June 1951. Engineers of the Waterways Experiment Station that were actively concerned with the planning, testing, and report phases were Messrs. w. J. Turnbull, c. R. Foster, A. A. Maxwell, O. B. Ray, C. D. Burns, and A. B. Thompson. This report was prepared by Mr. Thompson.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Vinyl polymers; Runways (Aeronautics); Trafficability; Membranes (Technology)
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