Accession Number:

ADA230992

Title:

The Design, Development and Fabrication of an Organic Composite Shipping Container for the Full Up Power Pack (FUPP)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1988-Mar 1990

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP WARREN MI LAND SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

A container is designed to initially weigh less than half as much as the present metal container. Modifications are required to enable the container to withstand certain testing. Final design reduced weight by 2000 lbs., or 40 percent. While not the 50 percent originally specified, it is a substantial reduction. Depending on the final configuration required for the rail hump test will determine what modifications are required, if any. The container is a combination of composite and aluminum.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE