Accession Number : AD0473714


Title :   AIR-SUPPORTED TENTS FOR MILITARY USE


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MA NATICK United States


Personal Author(s) : Monego,Constantin J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/473714.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jul 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : Development of air-supported tents represents one approach by the U. S. Army to provide shelters of reduced weight, cost and cubage, which can be easily transported, erected and struck for more mobile Army operations. Wind tunnel studies are underway to obtain information on a theoretical basis for design of air-supported tents of different shapes. Properties of fabrics for Army air-supported tents are given with specific reference to low temperature characteristics, weight and electrical properties. In fabric development, correlations are shown between dielectric constant and bulk density of textiles for both coated and uncoated fabrics. Elastic modulus of fabric obtained in uniaxial and biaxial stress are compared and discussed with possible design implication. Further investigations will be made in these areas.


Descriptors :   TENTS , INFLATABLE STRUCTURES , RADOMES , PROTECTIVE COVERINGS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , AIR , TEXTILES , MAINTENANCE , WIND TUNNEL MODELS , CYLINDRICAL BODIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE