Accession Number : AD0436016


Title :   SHOCK ABSORBER SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING 3 X 15 CAUSEWAY TO LST.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Towne,R C ; McDougall,G D


Report Date : 08 Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : Suitable gear and techniques are needed for connecting an LST to a 3 x 15 pontoon causeway in the surf. Three methods of connection were developed and tested. Test results indicate that spring-mounted bumpers integral with the causeway are a satisfactory method for joining and maintaining a connection with an LST in a 6-foot surf. It was concluded from observations of the shock absorber barge during tests that the system is feasible. It is recommended for in-service testing. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LANDING CRAFT , BRIDGES , SPRINGS , BRIDGES , WATER WAVES , MECHANICAL CABLES , MOORING , CHAINS , DEFORMATION , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE