When a Crane-on-Deck (COD) or Temporary Container Discharge Facility (TCDF) is used to transfer containers from a containership to lighters alongside, the possibility of damage to the container and its contents always exists because of relative motions and pendulation. A series of tests were conducted to assess the container's structural limits and the shock levels imparted to the container and its contents as a result of the impact. During testing the containers were dropped from heights which had been calculated to provide representative impact velocities onto a concrete pad, and the appropriate data recorded. Additional tests included drops onto a resilient foam surface in order to evaluate the effectiveness of passive shock mitigation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Weapons Handling Center

    Colts Neck, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Petoia, S
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Pagination: 81 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00318226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NWHC-7967 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2002 12:00AM