Accession Number : AD0282162

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF A TRACTOR-TYPE WINCHING MACHINE FOR HANDLING FAIRED CABLES AND IN-LINE INSTRUMENT MODULES,

Corporate Author : PNEUMO DYNAMICS CORP BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Bonde, L. W.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Preliminary investigation was conducted to determine the suitability of tractor-type winching machines for handling faired towlines connecting bulges several times the diameter of the basic cable. As part of this investigation, a commercially available tractor-type winch was utilized to determine the reduction in line pull attending the use of trailing-type rubber cable fairlings with fairing-thickness-to-cable-diameter ratios of 0.8 to 1.0. The ability of this particular device to pass, 'i.e., to inhaul and payout, cylindrical bulges in the towline was investigated. Tests were run with dry, wet, and greased lines. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HOISTS), (*WIRE WINDING MACHINES), (*TRACTORS), (*TOWING CABLES), (*CABLE FAIRLINGS), SHIPBOARD, CORDAGE, WIRE, INSTRUMENTATION, PRESSURE GAGES, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, DESIGN.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE