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|Title:||Evaluation of expeditionary mat surfacings for beach roads|
|Authors:||United States. Marine Corps Systems Command.|
Rushing, Todd S.
Tingle, Jeb S.
Mason, Quintin S.
|Publisher:||Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||ERDC/GSL TR ; 07-1.|
Abstract: Nine commercial matting systems were evaluated for use as expedient road surfacings for beach crossing scenarios. Four were rolled mats, and five were panel-type systems. A full-scale test section of each mat system was installed over a sand subgrade and trafficked with a fully loaded 7-ton military truck. Mat deformation and damage were monitored at traffic level intervals up to 2,000 truck passes. The performance data were analyzed, and the mats were compared according to their abilities to sustain the traffic. The mat systems were further evaluated on the bases of rate of deployment, logistical footprint, and cost Recommendations were given for selecting a mat system for field use.
|Rights:||Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.|
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Report|
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