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Lightweight Material use in Military Vehicles

Posted: 12/01/2010

Dr. Pradeep Rohatgi, Director of the Composites Center at the University of Wisconsin, discusses using lightweight materials in military vehicles at IDGA's Tactical Vehicles Summit that took place in April 2010. He details the reinforcement of different types of metals to increase reliability and energy efficiency in vehicles. He talks about qualities such as energy absorbing, self healing, self cleaning, and self lubricating that can greatly increase the quality of design and reduce weight which as a key issue for both the Army and the USMC.

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