Accession Number:

AD0631344

Title:

TRANSDUCER SHOCK STUDY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

A sonar transducer was analyzed to determine the stresses induced in the ceramic drive element by an underwater explosion. The explosion forces are considered as a hydraulic shock along the axis of the transducers, and a mechanical shock normal to this axis. The analysis demonstrates that the peak stresses due to these two loadings occur in two distinct time periods. Therefore, the two types of shock motions are essentially independent of each other. The hydraulic shock at a given standoff is more damaging to the ceramic. Analytical and experimental standoffs for failure compare favorably. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE