Accession Number:

ADA604527

Title:

Develop Efficient Leak Proof M1 Abrams Plenum Seal

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 19 Sep 2013-22 Apr 2014

Corporate Author:

GREAT LAKES SOUND AND VIBRATION INC HOUGHTON MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Report developed under SBIR contract for topic A13-061. The purpose of this report is to show the feasibility of developing an efficient, leak proof plenum seal for the M1 Abrams. It also shows the need for a newly designed seal based on in-depth research of the performance issues and cost burden of the current production seal. A modeling and simulation approach has been taken to develop a new plenum seal concept and compare its expected performance with that of the current production seal.

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE