Accession Number : AD0736642

Title :   Evaluation of Butler AM2 Landing Mat

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Fenwick, W B ; Mathews, M J

PDF Url : AD0736642

Report Date : Feb 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The study was conducted to compare the performance of aluminum landing mat fabricated by Butler Manufacturing Co. The primary method of comparison was by using CBR design curves which were developed to represent 1600 operational cycles of an aircraft having a 60,000-lb gross weight with a single- wheel, main-gear assembly load of 27,000 lb and a 30-7.7 tire inflated to 400 psi. CBR design curves were also developed for 1600 passes of a 39,000-lb single-wheel load applied in a single track to represent the calculated loading imposed on the landing mat during launching of the 60,000-lb aircraft by catapult.

Descriptors :   *LANDING MATS, ALUMINUM, CRACKS, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), PANELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TEST METHODS, THICKNESS, TRAFFICABILITY

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE