Accession Number : ADA268554


Title :   Qualification Testing of the Navy Collapsible Embarkation Container (CECON)


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Moravec, Edward P , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268554.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : At the request of the Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Bethesda, MD, the Air Force Packaging Evaluation Activity evaluated a modular collapsible aluminum container developed under contract with a commercial vendor by the Navy. The container configuration evaluated consisted of two aluminum end caps serving as top and bottom and two 18 inch collars and is secured to a 40 X 48 inch wood shipping pallet to an overall height of 41 inches by steel strapping. The advantage of the CECON container is that it can be disassembled, collapsed, and stacked for return shipment with greatly reduced volume. With a 1000 pound net weight load, the CECON container was subjected to a rough handling test series consisting of superimposed load, mechanical handling, repetitive shock vibration, 20 inch edgewise and cornerwise drop, 18 inch flat bottom drop, 10 feet per second pendulum impact, and blowing rain tests


Descriptors :   *NAVY , *ALUMINUM , *PACKAGING , *DROP TESTS , *CONTAINERS , *COLLAPSIBLE STRUCTURES , TEST AND EVALUATION , VOLUME , STEEL , CONFIGURATIONS , PENDULUMS , COLLARS , NETS , WOOD , SHIPPING , PALLETS , HEIGHT , HANDLING , QUALIFICATIONS , WEIGHT , SHOCK , RAIN , SURFACES , VIBRATION , IMPACT


Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Marine Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE