Analysis of Stresses and Deflections in Frame Supported Tents
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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A finite element computer code has been developed for predicting the stress and deflection in frame-supported tents under static load. The code can accept geometric nonlinearities due to large deflections and nonlinear biaxial stressstrain fabric properties. The predictions of the computer code are validated by tests performed on two 18-scale model tents that approximately model two existing Army tents, the tent maintenance shelter and the Fritche shelter. The 2.6-oz cotton typewriter ribbon cloth used in the models was tested on a biaxial testing machine to obtain its biaxial stressstrain behavior for input to the computer code.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies