Accession Number:

ADA422724

Title:

Transportability Testing of the Rapid ISO Bracing System (RIBS) in a Side Opening ISO Container of BLU-109 (2,000 Pound) Bombs, TP-94-01, Transportability Testing Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER MCALESTER OK VALIDATION ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center DAC, Validation Engineering Division SJMAC-DEV, was tasked by the Transportation Engineering Division SJMAC-DET to conduct transportability testing of the Rapid ISO Bracing System RIBS in a side opening ISO container of BLU-109 2,000 pound bombs in CNU- 417 containers. The testing was conducted in accordance with TP-94-Ol, Revision 1, July 2002 Transportability Testing Procedures. The objective of the testing was to evaluate if the loading and bracing procedures with the Rapid ISO Bracing System RIBS in a side opening ISO container with the BLU-109 2,000 pound bombs in CNU-417 containers and the nose cones and the beam buffers when transportability tested in accordance with TP-94-01, Revision 1, July 2002. Throughout testing the corner cushions of the RIBS disengaged. This problem did not occur during any previous testing of the RIBS and needs to be corrected. One solution is that the tolerances in the end cushions could be decreased to prevent the corner cushion pieces from separating during transport. Throughout testing, the load remained safely restrained and no visible damage occurred to the nose cones or beam buffers. Therefore, the loading and bracing procedures, nose cones and beam buffers performed satisfactorily.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE