Characteristics of the Navy Large Floating Shock Platform
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods