Accession Number:

ADA125067

Title:

Feasibility of Composite Material Applied to Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 Sep 78-29 Mar 79,

Corporate Author:

HERCULES INC CUMBERLAND MD ALLEGANY BALLISTICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Commercial fiberresin systems were evaluated to determine the feasibility of redesigning M60 Army tank torsion bars to utilize fiber-reinforced composite materials to achieve weight reduction while maintaining service life and reliability. An AS graphite composite torsion bar was designed which met design requirements and weighed 35.3 lb compared to the existing 105-lb steel torsion bar. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE