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dc.contributorUnited States. Marine Corps Systems Command.-
dc.contributor.authorRushing, Timothy W.-
dc.contributor.authorTingle, Jeb S.-
dc.contributor.authorMcCaffrey, Timothy J.-
dc.contributor.authorRushing, Todd S.-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: The Supa-Trac commercial matting system was evaluated for use as an expedient road surfacing for both beach and mudflat crossing scenarios. Full-scale test sections of the mat systems were constructed over sand and mud in both temperate and cold climates. Temperate tests were conducted at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, and cold climate tests were conducted at Fort McCoy, WI. The cold climate test was conducted to determine if the mat exhibited brittle failure behavior when trafficked in sub-freezing temperatures. The mats were trafficked with a fully loaded 7-ton (-6350-kg) military truck. Mat deformation and damage were monitored at traffic intervals up to 3,500 truck passes. The performance data were analyzed, and the mats were evaluated on their ability to sustain traffic. The mat system was further evaluated on the basis of rate of deployment, logistical footprint, and cost. Based on the results of the full-scale test sections, the matting performed satisfactorily in the beach crossing scenario, but failed to achieve the desired results for the mudflat crossing. Additionally, the matting system exhibited brittle failure behavior when trafficked in sub-freezing temperatures.-
dc.publisherGeotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesERDC/GSL TR ; 09-24.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectBeach crossing-
dc.subjectExpeditionary roads-
dc.subjectMat system-
dc.subjectMat road-
dc.subjectTemporary road-
dc.subjectTextile fabrics-
dc.subjectCold regions-
dc.titleEvaluation of Supa-Trac matting for expeditionary roads-
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