Accession Number : ADA266058


Title :   Material Selection Guide Derived from Material - Chemical Compatibility Database: Feasibility Based on Database and Predictive Model Evaluation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 1991-Mar 1992


Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Shuely, Wendel J ; McNeely, James J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266058.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : The identification and selection of materials survivable in an NBC environment is an important consideration throughout the Department of Defense. The U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center was asked by other services to evaluate the feasibility of compiling a list of materials that are survivable in a CB environment and compatible with current decontamination substances. The feasible characteristics of a candidate NBCCS Materials Guide are discussed herein. Thermodynamic predictive methodologies evaluated in the studies included approaches on polymer solubility phase diagrams, equation-of- state, and universal group contribution activity coefficient estimates. The studies required to generate the guide and the resources required are estimated. The evaluation concluded that a limited but potentially useful NBCCS Materials Guide appears to be feasible.


Descriptors :   *POLYMERS , *RUBBER , *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , *CHEMICAL WARFARE , *POLYMERIC FILMS , *PROTECTIVE COATINGS , *PLASTICS , DATA BASES , METALS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , SURVIVABILITY , DECONTAMINATION , PHASE DIAGRAMS , HARDNESS , SOLUBILITY , ELASTOMERS , COMPATIBILITY , INTERACTIONS , CHEMICALS , LIQUIDS , THERMODYNAMICS , MATERIALS


Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE