Accession Number:

AD0338555

Title:

REPORT TO THE SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR. HULL RESPONSE AND SHOCK MOTION-DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1956-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This report analyzes and interprets the results obtained and reported by Project 3.2 in WT-1023 to be published. The shock motion of hull structures and simulated equipments of the submerged targets is discussed. The measured rigid body axial motion of the submerged SQUAWs is compared with the computed response of a cylinder subjected to an exponential pressure pulse. The general features of the shock motion of the surfaced targets are compared with the computed particle velocity of the surface water. The variation of shock motion of surface targets with horizontal range is discussed. Equipment damage to submerged and surfaced vessels is inferred from the analyzed measurements and compared with that from conventional explosive tests. It is concluded that submarines at a horizontal range of 7200 ft will be outside the surfacing-damage severe equipment damage range. Surface ships at a horizontal range of 5400 ft will receive light but widespread damage at 7700 ft, damage will be inappreciable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE