Lightweight composite fighting cover prototype development program

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The U.S. Army Field Assistance Science and Technology Program requested Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to demonstrate the use of lightweight composite materials in construction of overhead covers for reinforced infantry fighting positions. In recent years, ORNL researchers have designed and tested several concepts for lightweight ballistic protection structures, and they have developed numerous prototype composite structures for military and civilian applications. In the current program, composite panel designs and materials are tested and optimized to meet anticipated static and dynamic load conditions for the overhead cover structure. Ten prototype composite covers were built at ORNL for use in Army ... continued below

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Wrenn, G.E. Jr.; Frame, B.J.; Gwaltney, R.C. & Akerman, M.A. July 1, 1996.

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The U.S. Army Field Assistance Science and Technology Program requested Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to demonstrate the use of lightweight composite materials in construction of overhead covers for reinforced infantry fighting positions. In recent years, ORNL researchers have designed and tested several concepts for lightweight ballistic protection structures, and they have developed numerous prototype composite structures for military and civilian applications. In the current program, composite panel designs and materials are tested and optimized to meet anticipated static and dynamic load conditions for the overhead cover structure. Ten prototype composite covers were built at ORNL for use in Army field tests. Each composite cover has a nominal surface area of 12 ft[sup 2] and a nominal weight of 8 lb. Four of the prototypes are made with folding sections to improve their handling characteristics. The composite covers exhibit equivalent performance in Army field tests to covers made with conventional materials that weigh four times as much.

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE97051290
  • Report No.: ORNL/M--5217
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/464484 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 464484
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675046

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Wrenn, G.E. Jr.; Frame, B.J.; Gwaltney, R.C. & Akerman, M.A. Lightweight composite fighting cover prototype development program, report, July 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675046/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.