Accession Number : AD0259065

Title :   SURVEY OF NAVAL WOOD BENDING APPLICATIONS, RESULTS OF

Corporate Author : NAVAL APPLIED SCIENCE LAB BROOKLYN N Y

Report Date : 09 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A review of the responses to the survey have revealed certain problems in the procurement, identification, handling and storage of white oak lumber currently purchased under MIL-0-2548A which may bear directly on the B UREAU'S CONTEMPLATED REVISION AND COLLATION WITH MIL-L- 2037B. Furthermore, the survey indicates considerable differences exist among the 14 Naval activities responding to the questionnaire in the knowledge and procedures used by shop personnel in performing the steam bending operation and in the facilities available to them. Consequently, the Laboratory recommends that the Bureau consider the publication of an instruction manual, which would take into account all of the problems indicated by the survey, for the purpose of unifying and standardizing the Naval procedures for oak lumber from its procurement to its final utilization in steam bending or laminating applications. The Laboratory would be willing to undertake the preparation of such an instruction manual; it is estimated its preparation would cost $5,000.000 and take six mo to complete. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BOATS, *MANUFACTURING, *WOOD, HANDLING, LAMINATES, LIFEBOATS, PROCESSING, STANDARDIZATION, STORAGE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE