NPFC - MIL-STD-810
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS
|Publication Date:||1 November 2000|
a. This standard contains materiel acquisition program planning and engineering direction for considering the influences that environmental stresses have on materiel throughout all phases of its service life. It is important to note that this document does not impose design or test specifications. Rather, it describes the environmental tailoring process that results in realistic materiel designs and test methods based on materiel system performance requirements. Figure 1-1 summarizes this direction.
b. This document supports the functions of three different groups of personnel involved in the materiel acquisition process. Each of these groups is critical to the goal of successfully incorporating environmental considerations into materiel design, test, and evaluation. Although each group has different tasks to perform, none of these tasks can be isolated from the others in a successful acquisition program. As shown on figure 1-2, this information is intended for the following:
(1) Materiel acquisition program managers among whose responsibilities is ensuring materiel will function as required in intended operational environments. (See paragraph 4.1 below.)
(2) Environmental engineering specialists (EES) who assist
combat and materiel developers throughout the acquisition process
to tailor their materiel designs and test designs to environmental
(3) Design, test, and evaluation community analysts, engineers, and facility operators who meet user needs by focusing on tailored designs and tests. (See paragraph 4.3 below, and Part Two of this standard.)
The tailoring process described in this standard (i.e., systematically considering detrimental effects that various environmental factors may have on a specific materiel system throughout its service life) applies throughout the materiel acquisition cycle to all materiel developed for military or commercial applications, including foreign and nondevelopment item (NDI) procurements.
a. Part One lays out a disciplined, tailored approach for acquiring systems that will withstand the stresses of climatic, shock and vibration environments that they expect to see in their service lives. The basic process for acquiring materiel that satisfies users' needs from this environmental engineering viewpoint is at figure 1-1.
b. Part Two also is an integral part of the environmental tailoring process. It contains tailoring information, environmental stress data, and laboratory test methods. The environmental data contained in the methods may help, but should not be used exclusively, to define environmental stresses that materiel will encounter throughout its service life. This will help engineers to tailor analyses and tests to specific materiel and its defined life cycle. It is not valid to call out all of the methods in this standard in a blanket fashion for a materiel system; nor is it valid, once a method is determined appropriate, to regard the environmental stress data, test criteria, and procedures in the method as unalterable.
c. Guidance and test methods of this standard are intended to:
(1) Define environmental stress sequences, durations, and levels of materiel life cycles.
(2) Be used to develop analysis and test criteria tailored to the materiel and its environmental life cycle.
(3) Evaluate materiel performance when exposed to a life cycle of environmental stresses.
(4) Identify deficiencies, shortcomings, and defects in materiel design, materials, manufacturing processes, packaging techniques, and maintenance methods.
This standard is intended to organize and standardize the approach within the materiel acquisition process for considering how environmental stresses affect materiel design, test, and evaluation.... View More
This standard is intended to organize and standardize the
approach within the materiel acquisition process for considering
how environmental stresses affect materiel design, test, and
evaluation. It emphasizes tailoring materiel to withstand the
stresses it is intended to see during its life cycle, and testing
such materiel accordingly. The intended result is to eliminate
over- and under-designed/teste