THE EFFECT OF DECK SPAN UPON ARRESTING-GEAR PERFORMANCE
Final rept. 2 Jun 1964-18 Mar 1966
NAVAL AIR TEST FACILITY LAKEHURST NJ SHIP INSTALLATIONS
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Tests were conducted to determine the effect of different deck spans upon arresting-gear performance. Using 10,000-, 25,000-, and 50,000-pound deadloads--each at nominal engaging speeds--and deck spans of 100, 115, and 130 feet, 80 arrestments were conducted. In addition, combinations of two engine cams and sheave-damper orifices were utilized. Lower maximums for the arresting-hook axial load and cable deck-tension parameters were generally recorded with the longer deck spans--particularly the 130-foot span. Changes in the cams appeared to have no effect on the loads.
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