Accession Number:

AD0442256

Title:

THE FLOATING SHOCK PLATFORM FOR SHOCK TESTING EQUIPMENT UP TO 30,000 POUNDS.

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UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS RESEARCH DIV (NAVY) PORTSMOUTH VA

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Heavy shipboard equipment weighing up to 30,000 lbs can now be shock tested on a shock test vehicle by the Underwater Explosions Research Division of the David Taylor Model Basin. This vehicle, called the Floating Shock Platform, was designed and built to provide a realistic environmental shock test facility to handle equipment exceeding the weight capacity of conventional impact shock machines. The Floating Shock Platform was designed to represent the double bottom structure of a surface ship hull. For shock testing of equipment the Platform is usually subjected to five underwater explosion attacks varying from light to severe shock intensity. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE