SHOCK ABSORBER SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING 3 X 15 CAUSEWAY TO LST.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
Pagination or Media Count:
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