Standard Active Last Updated: Aug 05, 2019
ASTM E1976-19

Standard Specification for Shelter, Tactical, Nonexpandable


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.


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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.11
Developed by Subcommittee: E06.53
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.1520/E1976-19
ICS Code: 77.150.10