Accession Number : ADA263021


Title :   Lightweight Flexible Composite Tent Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 4 Jun 1991-31 Dec 1992


Corporate Author : ORCON CORP UNION CITY CA


Personal Author(s) : King, Robert N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263021.pdf


Report Date : 23 Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : The program investigated the theory that flexible composite materials can be engineered to provide the physical properties desirable for tent materials, particularly at reduced weights relative to currently available materials. The technology for combining materials into high performance composites is uncommon in the textile industry as a whole, but is commonly practiced by manufacturers specializing in high strength-to-weight ratio materials for applications such as sailcloth and aerospace insulation systems. High strength lightweight composite materials were developed which provide tailored physical properties for use as tent materials. These systems can be produced with commercially-available, reasonably low cost base materials which can be fabricated using existing manufacturing processes. A variety of materials and constructions were shown to meet a majority of the property requirements for the Five-Soldier Crew Tent. Future development of these lightweight constructions should focus on identifying flexible coating systems to improve the hand and durability properties of these continuous film composites.... Composite, Film, Reinforced, Nonwoven, Lightweight, Fabric, Yarns.


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *FABRICS , *LIGHTWEIGHT , *TENTS , *FLEXIBLE MATERIALS , REQUIREMENTS , RATIOS , INDUSTRIES , MANUFACTURING , LOW COSTS , ARMY PERSONNEL , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , MATERIALS , INSULATION , THEORY , FILMS , COSTS , COATINGS , HIGH STRENGTH , CREWS , WEIGHT , TEXTILES , REINFORCING MATERIALS , YARNS , TEXTILE INDUSTRY , MAJORITIES


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Textiles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE