Accession Number:

ADA113751

Title:

Failure Analysis Studies of T-142 Track Pads

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this work was to ascertain the various modes of failure of T-142 track pads and the steps needed to alleviate this high failure rate. A heavy emphasis was placed on failure analysis. These procedures have proven invaluable in analyzing the causes and modes of track pad failures. Future use of these procedures will enhance our knowledge of why track pads fail, how they fail, and the steps needed to formulate a compound which will better withstand these failure modes.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE