Test Report of Underway Replenishment Aircraft Carrier (CVA) Tension Burton/Spanwire Winch.
NAVSHIPS INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
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The CVA BurtonSpanwire Winch Test isolated specific problems with the prototype winch that will require corrective action. The test program subjected the winch to a series of performance tests, fifty hours of burton operations and 400 hours of tension spanwire tests. These tests were conducted to evaluate the winch in simulated at-sea conditions. The performance and burton tests were successfully completed with only minor problems. However, the tension spanwire test was plagued throughout by excessive tension oscillations. This problem was never completely resolved, even though the test was stopped two times for replacement of defective parts, modification of the servo hydraulic system and numerous electronic adjustments. Modified author abstract
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