Accession Number : AD0736643

Title :   Evaluation of Various Sizes of Butler AM1 Landing Mat,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Burns,C. D. ; Fenwick,W. B.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The study was conducted to determine the optimum panel size of the various sizes of AM1 landing mat. The mat was to sustain 1600 operational cycles of an aircraft having a gross weight of 60,000 lb with a single-wheel main-gear-assembly load of 27,000 lb and a 30-7.7 tire inflated to 400 psi. A test section consisting of three items with different subgrade strengths and surfaced with the various sizes of panels was constructed and subjected to accelerated traffic of the 27,000-lb test load with tire inflated to 400 psi. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE