Accession Number : ADA322720

Title :   Thermoplastic Combat Identification Panel (CIP) Insert.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 95-Jan 97,

Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Raju, Basavaraju B.

PDF Url : ADA322720

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This report describes and documents only the work performed by the Lightweight Structures Team. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the corrugated thermoplastic panels for use as combat identification panel (CIP) inserts. The effects of panel size, shape, bending stiffness and CTE mismatch were studied on the Boltaron(R) corrugated panels inserts performance. The laboratory study simulated the field temperatures only and not the humidity and moisture. A typical thermal cycle consisted of 160 deg F temperature held for 8 hours and -40 deg F temperature held for 24 hours in a test chamber. Five such thermal cycles were a plied to 8 different size panels made from Boltaron(R) 1050-2079 and Boltaron(R) 4050-2103 thermoplastics. Findings of this investigation indicates that Boltaron(R) 1050 with the existing tapes would be the minimally acceptable solution for many immediate acquisitions, however, it is strongly recommended that additional studies be performed to develop a new tape that exactly matches the CTE of Boltaron(R) 1050 for the ideal and best solution.

Descriptors :   *THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, WARFARE, ACQUISITION, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), PANELS, STIFFNESS, STRUCTURES, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), BENDING, CYCLES, IDENTIFICATION, LIGHTWEIGHT, TAPES, LABORATORIES, MOISTURE, TEST FACILITIES, THERMAL CYCLING TESTS, CHAMBERS, HUMIDITY, CORRUGATING.

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE