The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 23/24 > Jetblast Temperature-Resistant Concrete for Harrier Aircraft Pavements
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Jetblast Temperature-Resistant Concrete for Harrier Aircraft Pavements

Conventional limestone concrete airfield pavements are prone to spalling as a result of jetblast from vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. This paper describes a collaborative research programme aimed at developing jetblast-resistant pavement quality concretes incorporating alternative cementitious materials and aggregates. Ten alternative mixes were evaluated by subjecting slabs to simulated Harrier jet-engine blast on the ground erosion test facility at British Aerospace, Warton. S.A. Austin, P.J. Robins and M.R. Richards