Comparative Analysis of Shelter Panel Designs with Consideration Given to Field Utilization
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
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The Army desires a family of rigid wall shelters. Standardization, as the word family implies, forces added requirements on the shelter design. These shelters must be capable of withstanding handling and enviromental extremes. Also, these shelters must be versatile enough to house any standard equiment. The purpose of this research is to examine the panel designs currently used in rigid wall shelter construction, and to decide on an optimal design. Panel static strength, panel weight, shelter weight, electrical insulation properties, and panel cost were all used to evaluate th panel configuration. It is felt that honeycomb core panels are better suited than foam for use as shelter walls. Justification for this choice is given. Areas of further research in panel design are also established.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies