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