Accession Number:

ADA053592

Title:

Accordion Shelter Hardware Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 1976-Aug 1977

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of an investigation into some of the hardware difficulties experienced with the accordion shelter during field tests. The accordion shelter is a prototype rigid-wall, general purpose, expandable military shelter. In the closed transportation configuration the shelter serves as its own shipping container and conforms to the dimensional and strength requirements of the International Organization for Standardization Type IC freight container. In the habitation mode the container expands from both sides to form an inclosed, environmentally controlled, lighted shelter approximately 2.4 metres high by 2.4 metres wide by 15.2 metres long. The main problem areas are identified as container jacks, floor jacks, leveling system, and expansion system. The specific causes of the problems are identified and solutions to the problems are proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE