Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 257–264

Analysis of Heat Effects on Marine Corps AM2 Mat Mechanical Properties

Authors

  • V. Vega
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation, Operations Analysis
  • U. Nguyen Huynh
    • Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLoyola Marymount University
  • J. Holmes
    • Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLoyola Marymount University
  • J. DeChellis
    • Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLoyola Marymount University
  • P. Stoyanov
    • Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLoyola Marymount University
  • D. Piatkowski
    • Naval Air Systems CommandNaval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
  • E. W. Lee
    • Naval Air Systems CommandNaval Air Warfare Center
  • J. Ogren
    • Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLoyola Marymount University
  • N. Drusina
    • Nortrop Grumman Corporation, Materials Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLoyola Marymount University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11665-010-9669-2

Cite this article as:
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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Abstract

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.

Keywords

AM2 matsSTOVL6061-T6 aluminum

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