Accession Number:

AD0445030

Title:

AN INFLATABLE CAUSEWAY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Report Date:

1964-08-18

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

An inflatable causeway that can be side-carried on an LST in multiple tiers may offer a marked logistic advantage over the present causeways. Such a causeway was developed by NCEL and tested. Each causeway section consists of 24 steel modules assembled into two 12-unit strings with angles, and supported on inflatable pontoon cells restrained in cavities. The assembled superstructure resembles an inverted muffin tin. The cells are inflated by an air source external to the system a limited auxiliary air supply is housed internally for emergency use. Engineering tests and operational evaluation of the NCEL design indicate that the concept is technically sound and operationally feasible. The inflatable causeway is recommended for fleet use.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE