Evaluation of Coated Fabrics for Pneumatic Equipment
Final rept. Apr 1987-1988
ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA MATERIALS FUELS AND LUBRICANTS LAB
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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.
- Elastomers and Rubber
- Marine Engineering