Accession Number:

ADA053008

Title:

Hardwall Expandable Shelter

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 73-Aug 77

Corporate Author:

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE TYNDALL AFB FL DETACHMENT 1

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The Air Force awarded a contract to Brunswick Corporation for the development of a basic rigidexpandable shelter that would fulfill various user requirements with little or no change in shelter design. Furthermore, the shelter was to be compatible with both air and surface transport criteria. Extensive testing verified that the shelter meets these two basic criteria. However, design details need revision to improve watertightness and reduce shelter gross weight. The Air Force should adopt the hardwall expandable shelter HES as a standard for meeting future tactical shelter requirements. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE