Accession Number : ADA542907


Title :   Surfacing Rescue Container Concept Design for Trident Submarines


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE


Personal Author(s) : LaPenna, Joshua J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a542907.pdf


Report Date : 08 May 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 190


Abstract : In the wake of the KURSK tragedy, world navies have brought their full attention to the submarine rescue problem. While many rescue systems exist, none have been able to sufficiently address the gamut of scenarios that place submariners in peril. One rescue strategy utilizes a submarine escape capsule commonly referred to as a Surfacing Rescue Container (SRC). The United States has never adopted the underlying strategy. This paper recognizes the SRC concept as the most reliable means of rescue, and proposes a modular SRC concept design (LSRC) which utilizes a modified Trident II D-5 missile tube as its host. The design is intended for use on the U.S. Navy's next generation ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) but may be back-fitted on current U.S. Navy Ohio class and U.K. Royal Navy Vanguard Class submarines with significant alteration. Technical analyses include a minimum weight design approach for internally stiffened right circular cylinders exposed to external hydrostatic pressure, an analytical and numerical structural analysis of imperfect ring stiffened cylinders, and a seakeeping analysis for cylindrical spar buoys.


Descriptors :   *SUBMARINES , *RESCUE EQUIPMENT , THESES , ESCAPE CAPSULES , SPAR BUOYS , STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS , GUIDED MISSILES , CONTAINERS


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Escape, Rescue and Survival


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE