Comparative Performance Tests of AM2 Mat from Various Extruders and Fabricators.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The investigation was conducted to evaluate and compare the performance of AM2 mat fabricated by Washington Aluminum Co., Enterprise, Ala., from extrusions made by Kaiser, Dow, and Alcoa with that of AM2 mat extruded and fabricated by Harvey Aluminum Co., Torrance, Calif. A test section consisting of one sand subgrade item and two clay subgrade items with various CBR strength values was constructed and surfaced with the mats. The test section was subjected to traffic with a test load cart equipped with a single-wheel gear assembly with 400-psi tire pressure, loaded and operated to simulate various operations of a fighter-type aircraft on a landing mat runway. Author
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