Collapsible Lightweight Ammunition Container CLAC

Project: Research project

Description

Phase 1A
Materials Analysis (MA): This process takes requirements that relate to materials and surveys suitable material options to rank them according a recommended manner (for example; structural performance, cost, durability). The MA process is spearheaded by Co-PI Dr. Kenan Song and supported by teammates as required.
Design of Collapsible Lightweight Ammunition Container (CLAP): This process involves the design of the collapsible packaging box that meets the volume, weight, and mechanics requirement as well as the cost and sustainability analysis.
General overseeing of ASU portion of project
Managing 2 graduate PhD students
Phase 1B
Prototyping: Additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing will be used to fabricate the CLAP. Materials used in this prototyping process will be optimized regarding to their manufacturing conditions and ultimate performance.
General overseeing of ASU portion of project
Managing 2 graduate PhD students
Phase 1C
System Design Updates: Standard characterizations will be conducted to mimic the using conditions (e.g., impact during transportation, weathering during loading and unloading, fatigue during packing and unpacking). End user performance will be evaluated, and sample containers will be manufactured.
General overseeing of ASU portion of project
Managing 2 graduate PhD students
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/4/1912/31/19

Funding

  • US Department of Defense (DOD): $205,014.00

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Ammunition
Containers
3D printers
Weathering
Unloading
Costs
Sustainable development
Packaging
Mechanics
Durability
Fatigue of materials
Students