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Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 257-264

Analysis of Heat Effects on Marine Corps AM2 Mat Mechanical Properties

  • V. VegaAffiliated withNorthrop Grumman Corporation, Operations Analysis
  • , U. Nguyen HuynhAffiliated withMechanical Engineering Department, Loyola Marymount University
  • , J. HolmesAffiliated withMechanical Engineering Department, Loyola Marymount University
  • , J. DeChellisAffiliated withMechanical Engineering Department, Loyola Marymount University
  • , P. StoyanovAffiliated withMechanical Engineering Department, Loyola Marymount University
  • , D. PiatkowskiAffiliated withNaval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division
  • , E. W. LeeAffiliated withNaval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center
  • , J. OgrenAffiliated withMechanical Engineering Department, Loyola Marymount University
  • , N. DrusinaAffiliated withNortrop Grumman Corporation, Materials Engineering

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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 mats STOVL 6061-T6 aluminum