ASTM E1976 - 19

    Standard Specification for Shelter, Tactical, Nonexpandable

    Active Standard ASTM E1976 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.53

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.11

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    This specification covers a rigid wall, nonexpendable shelter constructed of aluminum-faced, nonmetallic honeycomb sandwich panels. Electrical continuity testing, water leakage and operational testing, performance testing, paint adhesion testing, packaging examination, thermal shock test, panel interchange test, insert proof load test, floor load test, roof load test, door load test, step test, airtightness test, low temperature test, high temperature test, humidity and temperature aging test, blackout test, panel watertightness test, insert working load test, rail transportability test, and impact resistance test shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed. Drop test, towing test, water leakage test, fluorescent light temperature test, solar load test, operational test, lifting test, six high stacking test, longitudinal restraint test, racking test, lashing test, end wall strength test, sidewall strength test, lifting from fork lift pockets test, heat transfer test, adhesion of paint test, panel delamination test, thickness test, electrical system test, and panel frame air tightness test shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a rigid wall, nonexpandable shelter constructed of aluminum-faced, nonmetallic honeycomb sandwich panels, and meeting the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Cargo Container specification. Nominal dimensions are: height 8 ft, width 8 ft and length 20 ft (2.4 by 2.4 by 6.1 m).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 The following precautionary statement pertains to the test method portion only, Section 8, of this specification:This statement does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E864 Practice for Surface Preparation of Aluminum Alloys to Be Adhesively Bonded in Honeycomb Shelter Panels

    E865 Specification for Structural Film Adhesives for Honeycomb Sandwich Panels

    E866 Specification for Corrosion-Inhibiting Adhesive Primer for Aluminum Alloys to Be Adhesively Bonded in Honeycomb Shelter Panels

    E874 Practice for Adhesive Bonding of Aluminum Facings to Nonmetallic Honeycomb Core for Shelter Panels

    E990 Specification for Core-Splice Adhesive for Honeycomb Sandwich Structural Panels

    E1091 Specification for Nonmetallic Honeycomb Core for Use in Shelter Panels

    E1749 Terminology Relating to Rigid Wall Relocatable Shelters

    E1773 Practice for Sealing Rigid Wall Tactical Shelters with Polysulfide Based Sealants

    E1826 Specification for Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Corrosion-Inhibiting Adhesive Primer for Aluminum Alloys to Be Adhesively Bonded

    E1925 Specification for Engineering and Design Criteria for Rigid Wall Relocatable Structures


    5-4-3141 Shelter, Assembly, Non-Expandable-60 amp

    5-4-6865 Shelter, Assembly, Non-Expandable-100 amp

    SAE Standards

    SAE-AMS-STD-1595 Qualification of Aircraft, Missile, and Aerospace Fusion Welders

    SAE-AMS-STD-2219 Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications

    Military Standards

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipping and Storage

    MIL-STD-810 Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests

    ISO Standards

    ISO 1161-1980

    ISO 1496-1 Series 1 freight containers -- Specification and testing -- Part 1: General cargo containers

    ISO 9001 Quality systems -- Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30161505(Panels or paneling)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E1976-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1976-19, Standard Specification for Shelter, Tactical, Nonexpandable, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019,

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