Accession Number : ADA140896

Title :   Design and Fabrication of FRP Truck Trailer Side Racks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Personal Author(s) : Plumer,J R ; McElman,J ; Schott,N R ; Driscoll,S B

PDF Url : ADA140896

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This program was undertaken to determine and verify the technical and economic feasibility of replacing the standard plywood side racks for the Army M-871 semi-trailer with a lighter weight, lower cost, molded fibrous glass part. Finite element modeling of the structure and service loads was conducted; prototype item mechanical testing verified the finite model analysis. A trailer set (22) of prototype side racks was fabricated on contract for subsequent field testing.

Descriptors :   *Panels, Semitrailers, Sides, Structural analysis, Fiber reinforced composites, Fabrication

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE