Analysis of Heat Effects on Marine Corps AM2 Mat Mechanical Properties

  • V. Vega
  • U. Nguyen Huynh
  • J. Holmes
  • J. DeChellis
  • P. Stoyanov
  • D. Piatkowski
  • E. W. Lee
  • J. Ogren
  • N. Drusina
  • O. S. Es-Said
Article

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Vega
    • 1
  • U. Nguyen Huynh
    • 2
  • J. Holmes
    • 2
  • J. DeChellis
    • 2
  • P. Stoyanov
    • 2
  • D. Piatkowski
    • 3
  • E. W. Lee
    • 4
  • J. Ogren
    • 2
  • N. Drusina
    • 5
  • O. S. Es-Said
    • 2
  1. 1.Northrop Grumman Corporation, Operations AnalysisEl SegundoUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentLoyola Marymount UniversityLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Naval Air Systems CommandNaval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft DivisionLakehurstUSA
  4. 4.Naval Air Systems CommandNaval Air Warfare CenterPatuxent RiverUSA
  5. 5.Nortrop Grumman Corporation, Materials EngineeringRedondo BeachUSA

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