Metallurgical Analysis of Arresting Gear Deck Pendant Failures.
NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER LAKEHURST N J ENGINEERING DEPT (SI)
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A metallurgical investigation was conducted to explain the nature of a failed cross-deck pendant. The pendant had completely parted during the arrestment of an F-4 Aircraft on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV-42. As part of the investigation, deck-pendants taken from tests conducted by the Naval Air Engineering Center NAEC at the Runway Arrested Landing Site RALS of the Naval Air Test Facility NATF were also examined. These tests were run in an attempt to simulate those conditions which might have led to the cross-deck pendant failure which occurred in the CV-42. The metallurgical studies, along with samples taken from cable qualifications samples supplied by NATF, gave an insight into the causes of cross-deck pendant failures. The results of the studies, along with opinions as to the cause of the CV-42 pendant failure are reported. Author
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Marine Engineering