Accession Number : AD0736599

Title :   Analysis of Off-Loading Cargo at the Beach

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1970-Jun 1971

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Kirby, Jeffrey G

PDF Url : AD0736599

Report Date : Oct 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The report documents an experimental examination of the attainable cargo flowrate for two types of future landing craft: air cushion and planing. Both forklift and crane off-loading were considered, and the performance using 96 inches x 108 inches large pallets was compared with that using 40 inches x 48 inches pallets. It was found that the large pallet concept can increase the productivity of the forklift by more than 300% and the crane by approximately 200% over what is possible with the standard pallet.

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *CARGO, *LANDING CRAFT, GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, HANDLING, HOISTS, NAVAL RESEARCH, PALLETS

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE