Accession Number : AD0466062

Title :   ENGINEER DESIGN TEST OF RETRACTOR RAM FOR PROTOTYPE BEACH DISCHARGE LIGHTER.

Descriptive Note : Design test rept. 22-26, Mar 65,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Helmke, Richard W.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This report covers the engineer design test of a retractor ram installed in the U. S. Army beach discharge lighter Lt Col John U. D. Page (BDL-1X). The purpose of the test was to evaluate the effectiveness of the ram in beach retraction. Report concludes: (a) The bearing area of the ram pad is not adequate for effective use in soil conditions such as those encountered on the beaches at Fort Story and Little Creek, Virginia; (b) the stroke of the ram is not adequate when the BDL-1X grounds aft of the ram pad on sand bars of the type encountered at Little Creek; (c) the value of the ram was not evident during the beach retractions carried out under this test. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING CRAFT, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT), (*HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, LANDING CRAFT), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HYDRAULIC JACKS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE