THE CONTAINER MATERIAL STUDY: A TREATISE ON THE EVOLUTION AND CONTINUED PROGRESSION OF CONTAINERIZATION

In the report, a large variety of materials of construction for containerization has been presented in order to establish preferred sidewall materials and appropriate overall construction techniques for dry-freight shipping containers. An elaborate comparative analysis matrix, which is user orientated, is presented to allow the avid reader to utilize the raw data presented. Eighteen attributes can be comparatively ranked such that an optimum material can then be determined. The evolution and continued progression of containerization including applicable interfacing systems are fully presented. Critical conclusions and remarks address future procurement practices as related to the latest Military Specification MIL-C-52661(ME) entitled, Container, Cargo. The entire military environment is presented. It is established that containers as currently constructed lack a basic design philosophy. Further, a rational basis noting in particular the sidewall materials and their relationship with the framing arrangement is offered for refrigerated, ammunition, and secondary usage type containers along with shelter concepts. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Mobility Equipment R&D Center

    Fort Belvoir, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Zwolinski, J A
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USAMERDC-2055 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM