Accession Number:

ADA012142

Title:

Landing Mat over Membrane-Enveloped Soil Layers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a membrane-encased soil layer MESL base course under medium-duty landing mat when subjected to C-141 aircraft loading. A special test section consisting of five test items was constructed and trafficked. Test item 1 was considered a control item and was designed to support about 1000 coverages of the C-141 aircraft loading. The design was based on current criteria for airfields surfaced with medium-duty mats. Items 2-5 were designed for MESL base courses of reduced thicknesses. The test included both XM18 and XM19 mats. The test section was subjected to traffic with one main gear of a C-141 aircraft assembly twin-tandem assembly loaded to 146,000 lb.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE