Accession Number : ADA268334


Title :   Dynamic Loading in Manufacturing and Service


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Elischer, P ; Howe, J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268334.pdf


Report Date : 11 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : Australia's involvement in shock testing to evaluate the structural response of Naval vessels and ships' equipment to transient dynamic loads began in late 1970. It commenced with gaining the necessary understanding of underwater blast phenomena and culminated in the successful shock testing of an Australian designed and constructed, glass reinforced plastic (GRP), minehunter. Since then we have maintained an active role in conducting full scale shock trials to evaluate the vulnerability of vessels and equipment supporting mine countermeasure operations. We also conduct smaller scale trials to support the submarine construction program and the various research tasks undertaken by DSTO. This paper presents an overview of the shock trials conducted to date, together with a brief description of facilities available and considerations which needed to be addressed when conducting such tests in shallow water.


Descriptors :   *MINE COUNTERMEASURES , *DYNAMIC LOADS , *GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS , TEST AND EVALUATION , TRANSIENTS , VULNERABILITY , STRUCTURAL RESPONSE , SUBMARINES , COUNTERMEASURES , REINFORCED PLASTICS , UNDERWATER , BLAST , SHOCK , SCALE , SHALLOW WATER , FACILITIES , NAVAL VESSELS


Subject Categories : Underwater Ordnance
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE