Accession Number:

ADA196611

Title:

Feasibility Study for Field Remanufacture of Failed Army Vehicle Parts

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul 1987-Feb 1988

Corporate Author:

MISSION RESEARCH CORP COSTA MESA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Military vehicle parts and assemblies are subject to battlefield damage and overextended usage. Immediate recovery, from remote locations, of vehicles having damaged components may not be possible through current channels. Nonconventional future battle scenarios will require versatile rebuilding equipment units, novel and standard stock materials and unique processes at the site of disability. Results from the Phase I effort indicate a need for and the feasibility of developing critical part design modifications and assembling the equipment needed for salvage and field remanufacture of damaged components. The Phase I effort demonstrates novel remanufacturing capabilities and provides for the potential commercialization of transportable, multifunctional equipment units for battlefield or remote site availability and use. A transportable prototype field manufacturing unit with remote roving capability has been investigated and will be assembled by Mission Research Corporation MRC during a Phase II effort for use on battle damage vehicle parts. Keywords Battlefield damage, Composite material, Remanufacture, Battlefield Damage Assessment and Repair BDAR, Mobile repair.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE