Runway Roughness Studies in the Aeronautical Field

by J.C. Houbolt,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 4, Pg. 427-446

Document Type: Journal Paper


Problem of runway roughness as it affects operation of aircraft; means for measuring roughness, and manner of analyzing and presenting data; criteria for smoothness are considered for new construction and as guide for repairs; theoretical and experimental studies for predicting loads that develop in aircraft structure during taxiing.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Aerospace engineering | Aircraft and spacecraft | Airport and airfield pavements | Construction management | Rehabilitation | Load factors | Structural analysis

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