Fabrication of Novel Bumper and Skirt Components for a Ground Vehicle.

Report No. ARL-TR-2327
Authors: William A. Spurgeon and David J. Thomas.
Date/Pages: September 2000; 42 pages
Abstract: This report discusses the materials selection for and fabrication of novel "bumper" and skirt panels for an experimental ground vehicle improvement project. These components were fabricated from E-glass reinforced polyurethane resin so that they would have a unique combination of rigidity and flexibility required for successful field use. Alternative components for future consideration are discussed, and some initial work on adhesive bonding of polyurethane matrix composites is presented.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2000