Accession Number:

ADA065726

Title:

Failure Analysis Investigation of NIKE-HERCULES Hoisting Chain.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The failure of the hoisting chain used on the NIKE-HERCULES System was investigated to determine the cause of failure. The metallurgical and mechanical exploitation of the chain revealed an overloading condition as the cause of failure. The ultimate tensile load of the chain exceeded the working load requirement by a factor of 6. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE