Accession Number : ADA268652


Title :   Acceleration Measurements on Naval Vessels Undergoing Explosive Shock Testing


Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Yiannakopoulos, G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268652.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : In shock testing a naval vessel many accelerometers, may be located on board the vessel to measure its response from the underwater blast wave. Accelerometers are positioned on the structure at locations such as the outer hull plating, bulkheads and superstructure. Other locations include ship's equipment such as the power plant, control systems and electronic instrumentation. It is a difficult task to identify suitable locations for measurements because of the large size of the naval structure and the complex behavior of the structure arising from the interaction of the blast wave with the vessel. The aim of this report is to present some of the work undertaken at DSTO-Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) on acceleration measurements, and to discuss the issues raised in selecting accelerometer locations.


Descriptors :   *ACCELEROMETERS , *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS , *SHOCK TESTS , MEASUREMENT , SHIP HULLS , BLAST WAVES , STRUCTURAL RESPONSE , NAVAL VESSELS


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Explosions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE