Dual lane runway study, interim report, Project 082-421-214
An overview of the issues involved in the design of dual lane runways is presented. These issues include: centerline spacing, parallel taxiway, high speed exits, midpoint versus end point crossing, threshold stagger, and departure/arrival runway preference. An interactive graphics simulation was developed on the TX-2 computer. The simulation provides the capability for an airport designer to easily input dual lane runway configurations. ATC controllers were employed for over 100 hours to control and direct simulated traffic to various dual lane configurations. A set of preliminary criteria for dual lane runway configurations are presented along with recommendations for future work.