Accession Number : AD0820112

Title :   REPORT ON THE TESTING OF PALLET-CARGO, AIRCRAFT HCU-53/E (XA1) AND NET SET - CARGO TIEDOWN AIRCRAFT PALLET A/A28H-1(XA1) (PHASE 1).

Corporate Author : BROOKS AND PERKINS INC DETROIT MI DEFENSE PRODUCTS DIV

Report Date : 10 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : Small samples of various core materials were tested in order to arrive at the best core construction, exclusive of balsa wood, for use in an 88- x 108-in. 463L logistic aircraft cargo platform. Only one core material, 1/8 in - .002 - 5056 aluminum alloy honeycomb, was judged to be suitable based on its performance in the core evaluation testing. All of the other core materials tested were unsuitable because of their failure in one or more of the series of tests. The paper honeycomb sample HP, for example, was unsuitable in regard to mandrel penetration resistance, fungus resistance, water migration resistance and teeter roller indentation.

Descriptors :   *CARGO, *PALLETS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, HONEYCOMB CORES, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, PAPER, PENETRATION, ISOCYANATES, PLASTICS, MOISTUREPROOFING, EXPANDED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE