Evaluation of Expedient Methods for Mitigating Dust on Helipads

Jeb S. Tingle, Andrew Harrison, John F. Rushing
Engineer Research and Development Center; Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory; US Army Corp of Engineers; U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command

The purpose of this report is to present results from the evaluation of expedient methods for mitigating dust on helipads subjected to rotary wing aircraft traffic. An expedient method, as defined in this experiment, is a dust abatement material or method that is rapidly applied using reduced logistical footprint equipment. The dust abatement materials and application methods must effectively control dust for at least 30 days. This report includes the evaluation of commercially available and experimental dust palliatives, as well as the evaluation of alternative methods for applying the products.


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