Accession Number : AD0887547

Title :   Theoretical Landing Mat Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb 69-Jul 71,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : White,T. D.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : A theoretical analysis of prototype landing mat was made using five mathematical models. The model responses were compared for the same data. Several correlations of model response and prototype performance were made to study the application of the models for prediction of coverage life for landing mat. An equation that is independent of any of the models is presented that will predict reasonably well the coverage life of various landing mat prototype sections as well as unsurfaced landing areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING MATS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), TRAFFICABILITY, DEFLECTION, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, LOADS(FORCES), SOIL MECHANICS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE