Accession Number : ADA258089


Title :   Rail Impact Tests of Minimum Dunnage for 120mm Pallets in 20-Foot Military Vans (MILVANS)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV


Personal Author(s) : Meyer, William R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258089.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SMCAC-DEV), was tasked by USADACS, Logistics Engineering Office (SMCAC-DE), to verify rail transportation of 120mm tank ammunition in MILVANs. Tests were conducted following dunnage failure during rail movement of an untested blocking and bracing procedure authorized by the Transportation Engineering Division (SMCAC-DET). These failures occurred during blocking and bracing against the MILVAN doors on ammunition returning from Saudi Arabia (SA). Two blocking and bracing procedures were tested, with both procedures failing during testing. As such, blocking and bracing against MILVAN doors was deemed unsuitable for safe railroad transportation of 120mm ammunition. This report contains details of the tests conducted.


Descriptors :   *IMPACT TESTS , *AMMUNITION , *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES) , *PALLETS , TEST AND EVALUATION , RAILROADS , TRANSPORTATION , FAILURE , DOORS , ARABIA , SAUDI ARABIA , BLOCKING , ARMY , LOGISTICS , ENGINEERING , RAILS , VALIDATION , RAIL TRANSPORTATION


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE