Airplane landing mat investigation
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Technical memorandumPurpose: The general purpose and objective of this investigation was to determine the performance of various airplane landing mats on different soils and prepared base courses under different conditions and several wheel loads. Specifically it was desired to: a.Secure information in extension of data on the traffic-carrying capacity of airplane landing mat obtained from tests on a sand subgrade at Eglin Field, Florida, so as to include data on silt and clay subgrades with and without prepared base courses. b.Determine the proper thicknesses of base courses required to be used in connection with various landing mats on different soils under different wheel loads. c.Compare the performance of experimental types of airplane landing mats with standard types already in use in the theatre of operations. d.Determine a practical and effective method for anchoring the edges of airplane landing strips constructed of pierced plank and heavy bar and rod mats.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Landing mats; Steel; Aluminum
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.