Accession Number:

AD0650301

Title:

STRUCTURAL TESTS OF FLIGHT DECK ON USS HANCOCK (CVA 19) UNDER SIMULATED A3D-1 AND F2H-3 AIRCRAFT LANDING LOADS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C STRUCTURAL MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Static and dynamic strains and deflections were measured on the flight-deck structure of USS HANCOCK CVA 19 after Project 27-C conversion. A specially designed loading apparatus was used for simulating wheel loadings of A3D-1 and F2H-3 aircraft. It is concluded that the present Bureau of Ships design method is accurate for calculating the stresses in the steel supporting structure for a wood-planked flight deck, and that failure of the planking will not occur at loads less than those determined by the design calculations. Also, the test results show that design based on initial yielding of the steel supporting structure is conservative. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE