Accession Number : ADA182103

Title :   Development of Multi-Purpose Low Fragility Container System for Small, Lightweight Items.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 85-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS ENGINEERING BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : Wood,Larry A

PDF Url : ADA182103

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This agency initiated a project to develop a multipurpose, low fragility container system for small, light-weight items. Former attempts to develop a system of this type have failed. The success of this effort is believed to be due to two factors. The first was a carefully constructed analytical model, calculated to reduce the number of variables introduced. This was achieved by using a cubical pack, with the resulting symmetry greatly simplifying calculations. The second reason for success was the innovation of using smooth surfaced cushion covers. The result of this was a reduction in friction, thus allowing the system response to approach theoretical values. The objective of this project was to develop a multi-purpose pack to provide a protection level of at least 15Gs for small, shock sensitive, lightweight items (such as gyros and electronic components) within the weight range of 1 to 5 pounds. The scope of this effort was later expanded to include up to 10 pounds using a second pack design.

Descriptors :   *PROTECTION, *LIGHTWEIGHT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, GYROSCOPES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE