Air Mobility Shelter Conceptual Study.
Technical Report,01 Jul 1974,01 Apr 1975
APPLIED ENGINEERING RESOURCES INC SANTA BARBARA CA SANTA BARBARA
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This report summarizes an evaluation of existing air transportable shelters and identifies areas in which improvements can be made in the future. In general, the study suggests that existing shelters have been quite successful with respect to air transportability, overall weight, rapid erection and striking, and adaptability to diverse uses. Existing shelters have not, however, been totally satisfactory with respect to durability, repairability, compatibility with extremes of environment, and commonality of elements. The majority of these problems have been due to limitations in the materials and manufacturing techniques utilized, rather than from any basic shortcomings of the shelter concepts. Accordingly, this study suggests that use of premium-quality materials, advanced manufacturing techniques, and more conservative design allowables will result in superior shelters in the 1980s.