Foamed glass composite material and a method for using the same

  • US 9,382,671 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2014
  • Issued: 07/05/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of slowing an aircraft overrunning a runway, comprising:

  • a) paving an area with foamed glass bodies to define a bed;

    b) covering the bed with a layer of cementitious material to define a composite bed; and

    c) crushing at least a portion of the composite bed with an oncoming aircraft;

    wherein the composite bed is at least 85 percent foamed glass bodies; and

    wherein the composite bed has a cementitious surface.

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