Accession Number : AD0820223

Title :   EVALUATION OF KAISER ALUMINUM HONEYCOMB LANDING MAT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Turner, Robert ; Carr, Gordon L.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The investigation reported herein was conducted to evaluate an aluminum honeycomb-core landing mat. The mat is a sandwich-type structure composed of an aluminum honeycomb core bonded by adhesives on top and bottom to aluminum facings. The extruded edge connectors are welded to the facings and bonded to the core. The panels are joined at two edges with a hinging-type connection. The other two edges are joined by an overlap-underlap type connection and locked together by insertion of a connector bar. This investigation consisted of engineering traffic tests to obtain information for use in comparing the performance of the Kaiser mat with project requirements. The traffic tests were conducted on a prepared subgrade with a rolling wheel load simulating actual aircraft operations. These tests were conducted with a single-wheel load of 25,000 lb with tire-inflation pressure of 250 psi on a mat-surfaced subgrade with a rated CBR of 3.6.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM), *SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION), (*HONEYCOMB CORES, (*LANDING MATS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), ADHESIVES, TEST METHODS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, FOILS(MATERIALS), AGING(MATERIALS), BONDING, VISUAL INSPECTION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COATINGS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE