Masters Theses


"'The present rapid development of general interest in aviation has brought to the front a new field of engineering. Development of the airplane has already reached a stage where the limit of its usefulness seems fixed only by the places which may be provided for taking off and landing. Due to the newness of the problem, not every one on whom responsibility rests recognizes the fact that the selection of the proper site and location for an airport is just as much an engineering problem as are its design and construction.'

The Turkish government began construction or the Ankara-Esenboga airport in 1949. The present airport has many disadvantages over the ideal situation. The runways are located about 20 degrees off the prevailing winds of the wind rose, which creates crosswinds on the runways and is very unsatisfactory for a class 4 airport. The location of the runways introduced an uneconomical excavation problem.

The taxiways cross the main runways at four locations, which congests the take off and landing traffic. The overall length of the taxiway is great and adds more expense to the airport.

The purpose of this thesis is to show that a more economical and advantageous design could have been had for an airport in this locality.

The thesis submitted discusses this problem from several points of view as well as the actual location and design of runway and taxiway according to the new and modern specification of U.S. Civil Aeronautics Administration. Not considered in this paper is the design of hangars, administration building and other auxiliaries which is in fact a totally different field. That design is left for structural Engineers to work out "--Foreword, pages 1-2.


Eshbaugh, Clifford Wayne


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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M.S. in Civil Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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iv, 71 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 70).

Geographic Coverage

Ankara, Turkey


© 1950 Mehmet Ragip Samli, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Airports -- Turkey -- Ankara -- Design and construction
Airports -- Turkey -- Ankara -- Planning
Runways (Aeronautics) -- Turkey -- Ankara -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 893

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