Accession Number:

ADA048722

Title:

Preliminary Tests of Inflatable Liferafts for Stability in High Winds.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a preliminary investigation of the stability of various marine-type inflatable liferafts when afloat and exposed to high wind forces. The report describes capsizings resulting from wind forces generated by helicopter downdraft and the slipstream of a fixed-wing aircraft. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE