Accession Number:

ADA300034

Title:

Evaluation of Coated Fabrics for Pneumatic Equipment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 87-Apr 88,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

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. It is concluded that MIL-B-53067, as drafted, is acceptable for procurement of pneumatic boats in the specified sizes.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE