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SUMMARY OF DATA AND DESIGN EVALUATION OF SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION APPLICABLE TO MOBILE MILITARY SHELTERS
ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY
The need for shelters today is quite apparent as one considers the complexity of systems requirements in the field of communication, data processing, and reconnaissance and intelligence. Field use of such units require exceptional strength while possessing optimum lightweight characteristics. Sandwich construction offers these characteristics. The common cores presently in use are paper honeycomb and modified polyurethane foams. Both types of cores are in use and both types of construction exhibit some poor qualities that are inherent in each. The author wishes to point out design deficiencies that should be of concern to those interested in details of such type construction. The best criteria of shelter evaluation is an established test program followed by visual observations after field usage relative to operating time.
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