RECOIL PROPERTIES OF ROPE
COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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This report covers the test program to determine the recoil properties of synthetic rope. It describes the test facility developed to test the recoil properties and the procedure used in testing. The results of the test are presented in graphical form showing the relative kinetic energy available upon release for the various lines tested. The conclusion drawn from the test program is that, while synthetics have levels of recoil energies, the disadvantage can be overcome by careful sizing of the line for a given application.