Accession Number:

AD0725495

Title:

The Translational Velocity of Surface Ships and Submarines: a Computer Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a computer program written in FORTRAN IV which calculates the peak or maximum translational velocity induced in both submerged and floating targets by an underwater explosion plane shock wave of arbitrary pulse shape. The targets,surface ships and submarines, are approximated by an infinitely long cylinder of a specified radius. The theory, which was developed for submarines, is described briefly and extended to floating targets. As the program was originally written to handle pulse shapes produced by reflections from the ocean bottom, it has the capability of using pulse shapes which may have a logarithmic singularity.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE