Accession Number : AD0749071

Title :   Investigation of Specially Constructed Tow and Power Cables and Associated Equipment for Use in Torpedo Countermeasures Applications.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK NAVAL SHIPYARD BROOKLYN MATERIAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Berkson,W. G. ; Wolfe,R. J.

Report Date : 16 DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Results are reported of fatigue and wear tests conducted on samples of wire sheathed Paulsen-Webber, design number 1, special purpose tow cable. The results of the tests indicate that the initial break in the outer wire covering of the cable occurs between 13,000 and 22,000 cycles of operation in the wire rope fatigue machine and a significant number of breaks occur after 28,000 to 36,000 cycles of operation. Inner wire failures were also observed in one sample operated for 36,000 cycles and in two samples operated for 70,000 cycles. The electrical components of the sample cables did not appear to be damaged as a result of the fatigue and wear tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TOWING CABLES, FATIGUE(MECHANICS)), TORPEDO ATTACK, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, TOWED BODIES, MECHANICAL CABLES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE