Accession Number:

AD0901533

Title:

Engineering Design Handbook. Packaging and Pack Engineering

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

383.0

Abstract:

This handbook covers engineering principles and fundamental data needed in the development of Army materiel, which as a group constitutes the Engineering Design Handbook Series of the Army Materiel Command. The handbook is a revision of the one published in 1964. Included in this handbook are the fundamental principles, policies, and limitations of military packaging and pack engineering. Also included is information concerning basic causes of deterioration, methods of preservation, types of preservatives and packaging materials available, natural and transportation environment encountered, cost and human engineering factors, distribution system limitations, and other special military packaging considerations. All chapters of the handbook have been revised and updated to include the latest packaging engineering developments. Three new chapters have been added in the areas of exterior protection, marking, and testing and inspection. Design parameters for military packaging differ importantly from those required for commercial efforts. The primary intention of this handbook is to serve as an introduction to military packaging and pack engineering. A major portion of the text is devoted to a broad treatment of the subject, emphasizing the why of military packaging and directing the user to other authoritative publications for information on how to perform specific engineering tasks.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE