Accession Number:

ADA140896

Title:

Design and Fabrication of FRP Truck Trailer Side Racks.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This program was undertaken to determine and verify the technical and economic feasibility of replacing the standard plywood side racks for the Army M-871 semi-trailer with a lighter weight, lower cost, molded fibrous glass part. Finite element modeling of the structure and service loads was conducted prototype item mechanical testing verified the finite model analysis. A trailer set 22 of prototype side racks was fabricated on contract for subsequent field testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE