Accession Number:

AD0270863

Title:

ENGAGEMENT LIMITATIONS OF STEEL WIRE WHEN USED AS A VEHICLE ARRESTING DEVICE

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AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Extensive tests were performed in the past using steel cables with hemp cores as pendants of arresting gear, but little attention was directed towards the limitations of a homogeneous steel wire as the pendant of an arresting device. In a series of sled tests on the Holloman track, limits for successful engagement velocities were partly established for steel wire. The phenomena that exist at the engagement of vehicle and arresting device are considered, and a comparison is made of experimental results with predicted theoretical values. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE