Future Army Vehicles Could See an Improvement in Structural Materials

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May 29, 2020 | Originally published by U.S. Army on April 13, 2020

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD — Materials used for a Soldier’s personal protection gear may be tough enough for vehicles too, according to a new Army study.

Findings, released April 10 in the journal Polymer, show that polymers filled with carbon nanotubes could potentially improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy.

A team led by the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory is conducting theoretical research through computer modeling.