Accession Number:

AD0775626

Title:

Man's Performance Degradation during Simulated Small Boat Slamming

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

A research program has been developed and preliminary data obtained on mans performance in a repetitive slamming environment such as would be encountered in a high-performance craft traversing rough seas. A slam simulator was used to test human volunteers in two series of laboratory-controlled studies that simulated ship slamming. The results indicate that mans performance in degraded in a slamming environment that the subjective reactions of the volunteers do not reflect their performance scores that the test data are highly reproducible, and that only minor muscular skeletal discomforts occurred during the test sessions. The report includes background material on mans known tolerance to single impacts and vibration.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE