A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE STATE OF THE ART IN CONTAINERIZATION

This critical analysis of the state of the art in commercial containerization initially covers the concepts, equipments, and operations which constitute the environment with which reusable shipping containers must be compatible. It then proceeds to the technical areas of damage, materials evaluation, and design characteristics. Finally it deals with maintenance, which is an important cost element and then full life cycle costs. Recommendations are provided by the Contractor on the basis of the conclusions reached. These are intended to contribute to the effectiveness of USAMERDCs continuing development of containerization. The subjects covered are: service duty and design criteria, design optimization (with particular reference to eventual prototype procurement), and operational flexibility features for containers in military applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Control Systems Research Inc

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    Army Mobility Equipment R&D Center

    Fort Belvoir, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • BERGER, S
    • Heider, F
    • Lechus, J
    • Ralston, R
    • Watson, I
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 235 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DAAK02-70-C-0428
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1974 12:00AM