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.
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Vega, V., Huynh, U.N., Holmes, J., DeChellis, J., Stoyanov, P., Piatkowski, D., Lee, E.W., Ogren, J., Drusina, N., and Es-Said, O. S., 2011, "Analysis of Heat Effects on Marine Corps AM2 Mat Mechanical Properties," Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 20(2), pp. 257-264.