Accession Number : AD0774292

Title :   Pressure-Bowl Stress Tests of Coated Fabric Material.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 70-Oct 72,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Dubois,Mark A.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The report describes the setup, operation, and results of stress tests of coated fabric material and vent-flange attachments used in self-supporting, collapsible fuel storage tanks. Coated fabric material was exposed to fuel saturated with water and subjected to a fabric stress of 51.8 pounds per inch. These tests were used in conjunction with laboratory tests and field tests to determine the effect of various environments and fuels on coated fabric material. Material stressed in a pressure-bowl apparatus did not produce the wet-spotting previously observed in 5000-barrel, collapsible fuel storage tanks but did allow determination of nylon and coating deterioration in coated fabric of various construction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fuel tanks, *Fabrics, Portable equipment, Storage, Collapse, Coatings, Nylon, Polyurethane resins, Stresses

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE