Accession Number : AD1034857

Title :   Evaluation of the WavTrac Expeditionary Mobility Matting System

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2015,30 Sep 2016

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Vicksburg United States

Personal Author(s) : Floyd,Webster C

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The legacy Mo-Mat expeditionary mobility matting system used extensively by the U.S. Marine Corps is no longer manufactured. Work performed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (Rushing and Rowland 2012) indicated that replication of the legacy matting system was feasible. Therefore, the U.S. Marine Corps System Command initiated a Small Business Innovative Research effort in order to identify a small business that could develop a replicate system. This report details the evaluation of the WavTrac prototype expeditionary mobility matting system. Under full-scale truck traffic, the WavTrac system performed comparably to the legacy Mo-Mat system on a loose sand subgrade and outperformed the legacy system on a soft soil subgrade typical of a mud flat crossing.

Descriptors :   roads , TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE , SOIL STABILIZATION , traffic , Trafficability

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE