Accession Number:

AD0466062

Title:

ENGINEER DESIGN TEST OF RETRACTOR RAM FOR PROTOTYPE BEACH DISCHARGE LIGHTER.

Descriptive Note:

Design test rept. 22-26, Mar 65,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

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Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This report covers the engineer design test of a retractor ram installed in the U. S. Army beach discharge lighter Lt Col John U. D. Page BDL-1X. The purpose of the test was to evaluate the effectiveness of the ram in beach retraction. Report concludes a The bearing area of the ram pad is not adequate for effective use in soil conditions such as those encountered on the beaches at Fort Story and Little Creek, Virginia b the stroke of the ram is not adequate when the BDL-1X grounds aft of the ram pad on sand bars of the type encountered at Little Creek c the value of the ram was not evident during the beach retractions carried out under this test. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE