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The Resource Maximizing throughput at soft airfields, Christopher A. Mouton

Maximizing throughput at soft airfields, Christopher A. Mouton

Label
Maximizing throughput at soft airfields
Title
Maximizing throughput at soft airfields
Statement of responsibility
Christopher A. Mouton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Aircraft operations on soft fields are limited due to field rutting. Each subsequent aircraft pass, defined as one takeoff and one landing, increases field rutting until the field reaches a point where further aircraft operations are no longer permissible. The ability of aircraft to operate on soft fields is often expressed as a function of aircraft landing weight and the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) of the field, which measures the ability the soil to resist compressive loads. Because soft fields can support only a limited number of takeoffs and landings, it is important to understand how to maximize the cargo throughput at these soft fields. This document shows that there exists an optimum landing weight that allows for maximum cargo delivery. This optimum landing weight is found to be constant and independent of field CBR. One of the three objectives of this study was to inform important analytic tradeoffs. Understanding the ability of aircraft to operate from soft fields is one of these important trade-offs. This document details the mathematical calculations used to determine the optimum landing weight that allows for maximum cargo delivery
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Mouton, Christopher A
Dewey number
358.4/483
Funding information
The research described in this report was sponsored by the United States Air Force under Contract FA7014-06-C-0001.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UC333
LC item number
.M678 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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  • Project Air Force (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
RAND Corporation research report series
Series volume
RR148
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  • Airlift, Military
  • C-17 (Jet transport)
  • Air bases, American
Label
Maximizing throughput at soft airfields, Christopher A. Mouton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 15)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Purpose and organization of this report -- Calculating optimum landing weight -- Boeing C-17A analysis -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 15 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Maximizing throughput at soft airfields, Christopher A. Mouton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 15)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Purpose and organization of this report -- Calculating optimum landing weight -- Boeing C-17A analysis -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 15 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083326
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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