Accession Number:

AD0784406

Title:

Characteristics of the Navy Large Floating Shock Platform

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The shock environment produced by an underwater explosion is hazardous to vital shipboard equipment. For many years the Navy has pursued a broad research, test, and evaluation program aimed at ensuring that the fighting ability of Navy vessels not be impaired by combat conditions. An important tool in this program has been the Navys family of devices for generating shocks resembling those that might occur on shipboard. These devices provide controlled tests for shipboard components weighing up to 60,000 lb. The report describes the characteristics of the most recent addition to this family, the Large Floating Shock Platform LFSP, which extends the testing capacity to items weighing up to 400,000 lb.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE