TEST OF SHELTERS, ACCORDION-TYPE, SMALL
NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC
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A small extendible, accordion-type shelter was tested to determine its ventilation and heating characteristics, effects on the human body, insectproofing capability, and suitability for use as a medical and dental field shelter. The test item, Shelter Extendible, Small, Accordion-Type, is fabricated from nylon and aluminum. When erected, it measures 8-ft high by 8 ft wide by 20 ft long and when contained in its carrying case, it measures approximately 8 ft by 13 in. by 28 in. and weighs 171 lbs. The item was erected and exposed for 10 months to the climatic conditions occurring at Camp Lejeune, NC.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology