Accession Number:

ADA207038

Title:

Test Plan Development for Plastic Ammunition Containers. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 19 Aug 1986-30 Nov 1988

Corporate Author:

DSET LABS INC PHOENIX AZ

Report Date:

1989-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

234.0

Abstract:

The replacement of wood and metal by plastic materials in ammunition packaging container applications offers the potential for substantial weight and cost reduction. Although plastic packaging has been common in the commercial sector for a considerable number of years, no long-term performance data is available. This is perhaps due to the short design life of commercial packaging. The use of plastic packaging, and polymeric materials in general, for military purposes requires consideration of environmental factors that are not encountered by commercial packaging. Military requirements dictate that ammunition items be offered protection for up to thirty years in a variety of transit and storage conditions. Keywords Ammunition containers, Packaging, Plastics, Logistics, Lifetime prediction models, Accelerated testing, Arrhenius relationships test development.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE