Accession Number : ADA254678

Title :   Field Repair Technology for Battle Damage.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Nov 89-20 Jan 92,

Corporate Author : SUNREZ CORP EL CAJON CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Novis ; Livesay, Mark

Report Date : JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The objectives of this research program were to develop a field repair patch for composite armor and composite structures and vehicles which have damaged and restore environmental security and structural integrity quickly and easily. A sunlight cured fiberglass prepreg patch and putty were successfully developed which cured in a few minutes and had excellent physical properties and adhesion to aluminum, steel, FRP, and polyurethane paint. A lightweight portable UVa photolamp (six pounds) was also developed which is powered by the standard 24-V Army vehicle battery so that the patch and putty can be cured inside the vehicle. The patch and putty is storable inside a sealed aluminum pouch for over 12 months under normal conditions. A NSN number had been assigned for ordering the combined patch and putty field repair system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE ARMOR, *GROUND VEHICLES, *REPAIR, *COMBAT VEHICLES, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ADHESION, ALUMINUM, ARMOR, ARMY, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, DAMAGE, FIBERGLASS, LIGHTWEIGHT, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PAINTS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PLASTICS, POLYMERS, PREPREGS, REINFORCED PLASTICS, STEEL, STRUCTURES, MATRIX MATERIALS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, COMBAT SUPPORT, MAINTENANCE.

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE