Evaluation of Alcoa Brazed AM5 Landing Mat.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The investigation reported herein was conducted to evaluate the performance of Alcoa Lightweight Brazed AM5 landing mat. Fabrication included a new process called flip-flop brazing by the manufacturer. A test section, consisting of a heavy clay subgrade, was constructed and surfaced with the Alcoa AM5 landing mat. The test section was subjected to traffic representing 1600 operational cycles 188 coverages of an aircraft having a 60,000-lb gross weight with a single-wheel main gear assembly load of 27,000 lb and a 30x7.7 tire inflated to 400 psi, which represented the minimum service life requirement. Author Modified Abstract
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