Accession Number : AD0759772

Title :   Waterway Equipment-Boat, Barge, Motor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. on test operations procedure.

Corporate Author : ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date : 18 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The report describes a method for evaluation of waterway equipment performance and operational characteristics. Identifies facilities and equipment required. Discusses supporting tests. Provides procedures for watertight integrity, stability, static flotation, dynamic pitch and roll, dock trials, components and subsystems, bollard pull tests, sea trials, turning radius, towing and resistance, beaching, ramp operation, operational performance, communications and navigation equipment, inflation (inflatables), pressure (inflatables), and leakage (inflatables) tests. Applicable to barges and lighters; passenger, cargo, landing, assault, picket, patrol, tug, tow, and special purpose boats. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BARGES, TEST METHODS), STABILITY, PITCH(MOTION), ROLL, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SAFETY, OPERATION, LEAKAGE(FLUID), PRESSURE, RELIABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE