Accession Number : AD0738137

Title :   Evaluation of MO-MAT 158 as Light-Duty Landing Mat

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 1970

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Carroll J

PDF Url : AD0738137

Report Date : Feb 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The investigation was conducted to evaluate MO-MAT, a reinforced plastic material molded into a waffle-like configuration, for use as light-duty landing mat. Tests were conducted on four special panels of MO-MAT 158 connected by nut plates with bolts placed in predrilled holes. The traffic tests were conducted using C-130 aircraft loading on three prepared subgrades of different strengths. Results of this investigation indicated that MO-MAT 158 will sustain 96, 184, and 500 actual coverages of traffic when placed on subgrades with rated CBR's of 4.0, 6.5, and 10, respectively.

Descriptors :   *LANDING MATS, DEFORMATION, FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), MOISTUREPROOFING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), REINFORCED PLASTICS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE