Accession Number : ADA300034

Title :   Evaluation of Coated Fabrics for Pneumatic Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 87-Apr 88,

Corporate Author : ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Gatza, Paul E. ; Crawford, Dawn M. ; David, Brian J.

PDF Url : ADA300034

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This report details the scope of work and results obtained in a program to evaluate the performance characteristics of typical commercial elastomer coated fabrics used to fabricate inflatable boats, such as those currently cited in MIL-B- 53067 for 3-, 7-, and 15-person sizes. Comparison of the material test data with the criteria cited in the new combined specification indicates that conformance is attainable. Likewise, in-house evaluation of performance of seams constructed from the candidate fabrics was generally acceptable. It is concluded that MIL-B-53067, as drafted, is acceptable for procurement of pneumatic boats in the specified sizes.

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *BOATS, *INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, *PLASTIC COATINGS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ADHESION, POROSITY, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), FABRICS, SHEAR STRENGTH, PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT, PEEL STRENGTH, TEARING.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE