Accession Number:

ADA196131

Title:

Design, Development, and Demonstration of an Easy-Fix Method for Re- Deploying Damaged Tactical Shelters

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan 1986-Mar 1987

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

Tactical shelters are susceptible to a variety of types of in-service damage. This can result from battle damage, handlingtransport damage, and environmental damage, and can be of a structural or functional nature. Structural damage consists of damage of sufficient extent to walls, roof, floor, or frame that transportability of the shelter is jeopardized. Easy-Fix is a concept for providing the means to evacuate structurally damaged, non- operational shelters using helicopter external airlift capabilities. Several material systems were evaluated, namely steel, aluminum, metal matrix composite, and polymeric composite, and all provided acceptable individual member and total system weights for the shelter under consideration.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE