Tests of Expedient Ramps to Carry Over-the-Beach Traffic
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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Engineer tests were conducted on a full-scale model beach in a wave tank of the WES Hydraulics Division. The beach was constructed of sand approximating that found on beaches in the SE Asian theater of operations TO. Beach slopes ranged from 10 to 20 percent. Waves induced upon the beach simulated those found in TO cove and bay areas. The tests were conducted by installing various types of expedient surfacing materials such as M6 pierced steel plank landing mat and XM19 aluminum landing mat with and without anchors and with and without T16 membrane over a prepared sand beach and subjecting these installations to wave action and vehicular traffic.
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