Accession Number : AD0834092

Title :   TEST OF HYDRAULIC RISE-OFF COUPLINGS,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Cross, J. B.

Report Date : 05 DEC 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The hydraulic rise-off couplings consist of a Pressure Coupling (high pressure) and a Return Coupling (low pressure) connecting the missile hydraulic system with the hydraulic ground supply. During rise-off the missile-half and the launcher-half of each coupling separate. Each half of each coupling closes off hydraulic fluid by means of poppet valves which are spring loaded closed and pressure loaded closed after separation. During rise-off the Pressure Coupling should close-off just slightly before close-off of the Return Coupling. The purpose of this report is to determine the operating distance and maximum separation of the hydraulic rise-off Pressure and Return Couplings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT), (*HYDRAULIC COUPLINGS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), INTERFACES, DISCONNECT FITTINGS, FLOWMETERS, HIGH PRESSURE VALVES, PRESSURE GAGES, PULSE ANALYZERS, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, PRESSURIZATION.

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE