Accession Number : AD0756303

Title :   Possible Auxiliary Uses of Extruded T-11 Aluminum and T-8 Magnesium Landing Mats

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : McCain, D M

PDF Url : AD0756303

Report Date : May 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : A casual observation by a structural engineer of the multiple bulb tee section designed for landing mats -- the T-11 Aluminum and the T-8 Magnesium -- results in a preliminary conclusion that the sections are adaptable for other structural uses. This study analyses the sections, determines their load carrying capacities and deflection characteristics under the various load conditions expected in quite general cases, and shows specific instances where the data so obtained may be directly applied in auxiliary uses. Quantitative values obtained in the study support the conclusion mentioned above. Fabrication, erection, and cost considerations are weighed. Modifications are specified in the instances where they are needed.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *LANDING MATS, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), BRIDGES, BUILDINGS, BULKHEADS, LOADS(FORCES), MANUFACTURING, OPTIMIZATION, ROADS, WALLS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE