Accession Number : AD0892027

Title :   Study of Rail Tiedown Gear.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AGENCY NEWPORT NEWS VA

Personal Author(s) : Cottingham,George R.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This study was conducted by the U.S. Army Transportation Engineering Agency, Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service to compare application times of two types of commerically prefabricated lashing gear with each other and with the conventional American Association of Railroads blocking and bracing method used to secure an Army vehicle to a flatcar, to compare dynamic and static strengths of various tiedowns, and to determine the impact force distribution on the vehicle securements.

Descriptors :   (*VEHICLES, MOORING), (*RAILROAD CARS, TRANSPORTATION), MECHANICAL CABLES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, CABLE ASSEMBLIES, TIME STUDIES, STABILITY, CHOCKS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, IMPACT SHOCK, TEST EQUIPMENT, TENSIOMETERS, ARMY PROCUREMENT, STORAGE, COSTS, MANPOWER, CARGO VEHICLES, CARGO

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE