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Title: Traffic test on airplane landing mat, steel, pierced type, M-6
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
Introduction: The performance of tests described in this report was authorized by the Chief of Engineers in Work Order DAC 3081, 2 May 1945, to the Engineer Board, which work order was revised by 4th Indorsement dated 5 October 1945 to basic communication dated 11 September 1945. This authority was transmitted by the Engineer Board to the Experiment Station in a letter dated 15 October inclosing "Directive for Engineering Tests of Airplane Landing Mat, Steel, Pierced Type, M-6" dated 11 October 1945. The purpose of these tests was to determine whether or not airplane landing mat, steel, pierced plank to justify service tests. Preparation for these tests involved arrangement of eight test sections into two parallel traffic lanes, with each lane containing two types of mat; rehabilitating the subgrade of a previously used test site; altering one of the types of end locking pieces for the M-6 mat, and placing of standard mat on four of the test sections and M-6 mat on the other four sections. The actual testing consisted of traffic-testing one of the above-mentioned lanes to failure by uniform coverages with 37,000-lb wheel load and the other with a 15,000-lb wheel load. In conjunction with the tests, photographic records, deflection cross sections and extensive field notes were kept for use in the preparation of this report.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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