Accession Number:

ADA005016

Title:

Determination of Optimum Tropic Storage and Exposure Sites. Report 1: Survey of Programs in Tropic Materials Research

Descriptive Note:

Literature Survey Aug 1972-Apr 1973

Corporate Author:

ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO MIAMI 34004

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this investigation were to a determine the relative severity of environmental effects at experimental and established exposure sites and assign severity rates, b determine deterioration rates and patterns of six basic materials, c develop techniques for detecting early onset of deterioration, d survey the existing literature that pertains to the deterioration of materials exposed in the tropics e determine the effects of tropic wet and dry seasons on deterioration and f use the results to develop or update applicable storage and exposure Test Operation Procedures. Part of this investigation was a survey of the literature objective d dealing with tropic material deterioration. The survey selected journal articles and Prevention of Deterioration abstracts for the period 1945 through 1970. Selected literature consisted of journal articles, papers, and books on the tropic deterioration of plastics, rubber, steel, and textiles. The survey presents a historical development of tropic exposure sites and tropic deterioration investigations. Conclusions are drawn on the relative deteriorative effects of climatic and biological factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Plastics
  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE