Analysis of Heat Effects on Marine Corps AM2 Mat Mechanical Properties
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- Vega, V., Nguyen Huynh, U., Holmes, J. et al. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2011) 20: 257. doi:10.1007/s11665-010-9669-2
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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.