Accession Number:

ADA009248

Title:

An Evaluation of Air Bearing Systems for Cargo Movement in Marine Corps Supply.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jun 73-Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The Civil Engineering Laboratory CEL investigated the operating characteristics of air bearing devices to establish whether they can be profitably incorporated into the Marine Corps logistics system. Representative air bearing devices were experimented with over a variety of surfaces. From the tests it was concluded that virtually any surface not already suitable for air bearing operation can be made so without difficulty. However, bearing devices cannot operate in rough terrain.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE