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Title: Full-scale instrumented evaluations of multiple airfield matting systems on soft soil to characterize permanent deformations
Authors: Garcia, Lyan I.
Keywords: Landing mats--Evaluation
Soil mechanics
Deformations (Mechanics)--Mathematical models
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Air Force Civil Engineer Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/GSL ; TR-16-15
Abstract: Abstract: Airfield matting systems are used for the expedient construction of temporary airfields and rapid expansion of existing airfields to provide maneuvering support for military aircraft. They protect the subgrade by distributing the load exerted by aircraft over a larger area. Six airfield matting systems of varying materials and designs were evaluated through the construction of full-scale test sections to determine their effectiveness at reducing the accumulation of subgrade deformation and decreasing the pressure experienced by the subgrade. The matting systems were tested on a California Bearing Ratio (CBR) of 6 and subjected to simulated F-15E aircraft traffic while monitoring mat breakage, deformation, and subgrade earth pressure. The systems were compared in terms of the rate of sub-grade permanent deformation. Based on test results, a simplified expression was developed to predict subgrade deformation on a CBR of 6 as a function of F-15E aircraft passes and airfield mat properties.
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