REPORT OF DROP TEST-CONTAINER OFFSHORE TRANSFER SYSTEM (COTS)
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)
Naval Weapons Handling CenterColts Neck, NJ United States
- Petoia, S
- Publication Date: 1979-12
- Pagination: 81 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete; Container handling; Containers; Crash tests; Drop tests; Equipment tests; Facilities; Foams; Loading and unloading; Shock (Mechanics); Structures; Tolerances (Engineering); Transfers; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Unloading
- Old TRIS Terms: Container testing; Loading handling; Structural tolerance
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Research;
- 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