Development of a Prototype Composite Field Repair Kit.
ARMY LAB COMMAND WATERTOWN MA MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB
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A novel composite field repair kit concept based on packaging utilized in the instant photography field has been investigated. The objective of the work was to retain the simplicity of a one-part patch while circumventing the shelf-life problems associated with such materials. In essence, the kit would isolate each component until the patch was needed an then combine them in proper ratio by means of a simple operation. A number of kit designs were investigated along with several variants of the basic materials formulation. While an acceptable kit was developed, its components could not be adequately mixed without extensive manipulation due, in part, to a severe mismatch in their viscosities. Thus, the kit did not constitute a significant advance over similar state-of-the-art kits. Author
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