Accession Number : AD0801987

Title :   RECOIL PROPERTIES OF ROPE

Descriptive Note : Test rept.

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Wesler, J E

PDF Url : AD0801987

Report Date : 07 Nov 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This report covers the test program to determine the recoil properties of synthetic rope. It describes the test facility developed to test the recoil properties and the procedure used in testing. The results of the test are presented in graphical form showing the relative kinetic energy available upon release for the various lines tested. The conclusion drawn from the test program is that, while synthetics have levels of recoil energies, the disadvantage can be overcome by careful sizing of the line for a given application.

Descriptors :   *CORDAGE, *ELASTIC PROPERTIES, DACRON, DYNAMICS, ETHYLENES, FIBERS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, NYLON, PROPENES, SYNTHETIC FIBERS

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE