Accession Number:

AD0667939

Title:

GROUND IMPACT SHOCK MITIGATION CARGO TRUCK, 3/4-TON M37

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN ENGINEERING MECHANICS RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1966-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Seven drops of the M37 34-ton truck have been made at impact velocities up to 56 fps, and at design accelerations as high as 30g. The cushioning system used for each drop is described and the damage sustained by the vehicle is discussed. It is concluded that this vehicle can be dropped at impact velocities up to 50 fps without any damage, if a properly designed cushioning system is used. Recommendations for improvements, from the aerial delivery standpoint, in the design of the vehicle are included. A detailed description is given of the procedure that should be followed in the design of a cushioning system.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE