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