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Title: AM2 opposite lay evaluation
Authors: United States. Naval Air Systems Command.
Air Force Civil Engineering Center (U.S.)
Airfield Damage Repair Modernization Program (U.S.)
Garcia, Lyan I.
Vanadit-Ellis, Wipawi.
Rushing, Timothy W.
Tingle, Jeb S.
Rutland, Craig A.
Keywords: Mat
Landing mat
Aluminum mat
Airfield mat
Airfield damage repair
Expeditionary airfield
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/GSL TR ; 15-14.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: AM2 airfield matting has a long history of successful performance as an expeditionary airfield surfacing system. It has been used to form runways, vertical takeoff and landing pads, taxiways, and aircraft parking areas. A test program was initiated by the Naval Air Systems Command to evaluate and identify optimal AM2 lay patterns under different traffic conditions, and to validate a Dynamic Interface Model by feeding it mat breakage, deformation, and recorded strain data. The testing efforts discussed in this report focused on understanding the performance of AM2 when installed in the brickwork pattern on a weak subgrade and trafficked in a direction perpendicular to typical traffic operations. The mat test section was subjected to simulated F-15E and C-17 traffic until predetermined failure criteria were reached. The system became highly unstable after a limited number of F-15E and C-17 passes. Test results and discussions related to the stability of the system and structural integrity of the mat panels during traffic are provided. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser 3-5 minutes to download the file.
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