Accession Number:

ADA196453

Title:

Evaluation of Coated Fabrics for Pneumatic Equipment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1987-1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA MATERIALS FUELS AND LUBRICANTS LAB

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This report details the scope of work and results obtained in a program to evaluate the performance characteristics of typical commercial elastomer coated fabrics used to fabricate inflatable boats, such as those currently cited in MIL-B-53067 for 3-, 7-, and 15-person sizes. Comparison of the material test data with the criteria cited in the new combined specification indicates that conformance is attainable. Likewise, in-house evaluation of performance of seams constructed from the candidate fabrics was generally acceptable. Keywords Coated fabrics, Elastomers, Pneumatic equipment.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE