, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 257-264
Date: 29 May 2010

Analysis of Heat Effects on Marine Corps AM2 Mat Mechanical Properties

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Navy AM2 mats are used as portable aircraft landing platforms for the Short Take-off/Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft operations. This investigation presents the study performed to determine whether the surface discoloration is a precursor to degradation in the mechanical property of the AM2 mat material. The red discoloration on the mat surfaces had a clear correlation with the decrease in yield strength, ultimate strength, and hardness properties.