Accession Number:

AD0813761

Title:

THE EFFECT OF DECK SPAN UPON ARRESTING-GEAR PERFORMANCE

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Jun 1964-18 Mar 1966

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR TEST FACILITY LAKEHURST NJ SHIP INSTALLATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE