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Title: Comparative traffic tests on standard pierced plank and Model 2-T6 (Wichert) pierced plank airplane landing mat
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Landing mats
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Scope: The tests described in this report involved the construction of suitable tests lanes, with turnarounds, for testing pierced type Model 2-T6 (Wichert) mats, made of steel, aluminum alloy, in comparison with standard pierced plank mats made of steel and of aluminum alloy. The tests consisted of traffic-testing these mats by uniform coverages with a 37,000-lb wheel load and with a 15,000-lb wheel load, and brake testing them with a 30,000-lb wheel load. In connection with the traffic tests, settlement cross sections , detailed traffic notes, and photographic records, including some moving pictures, were made.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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