Accession Number : AD0785917

Title :   Influence of Selected Modular Container Designs (PALCON/TRICON) on LKA-113 Class Ship Cargo Handling and Storage.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Sykes,Waverly E. ; Betts,Martin B. ; Burt,Thomas E. ; Toomey,Joseph F.

Report Date : 02 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : Ship cargo loading profiles for the PALCON/TRICON designs and for palletized cargo are developed. Ship storage relationships are examined to determine differences in potential benefit. Using these loading profiles, LKA off-load performance is synthesized by computer simulation for palletized cargo and for two variations of PALCON/TRICON discharge. In the second stage, cargo discharge rates and the productivity of ship-to-shore transfer vehicles are examined. Cargo packaging is assessed in terms of its impact on the LKA's 'level of supply' and general unloading performance.

Descriptors :   *Containers, *Cargo ships, *Amphibious operations, Merchant vessels, Containerizing, Compatibility, Naval vessels, Storage, Handling, Naval research

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE