Evaluation of Butler AM2 Landing Mat
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The study was conducted to compare the performance of aluminum landing mat fabricated by Butler Manufacturing Co. The primary method of comparison was by using CBR design curves which were developed to represent 1600 operational cycles of an aircraft having a 60,000-lb gross weight with a single- wheel, main-gear assembly load of 27,000 lb and a 30-7.7 tire inflated to 400 psi. CBR design curves were also developed for 1600 passes of a 39,000-lb single-wheel load applied in a single track to represent the calculated loading imposed on the landing mat during launching of the 60,000-lb aircraft by catapult.
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