Accession Number:

AD1042127

Title:

A Consistent Wave Impact Load Model for Studying Structure, Equipment Ruggedness, Shock Isolation Seats, and Human Comfort in Small High Speed Craft

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2015,31 Oct 2016

Corporate Author:

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division Virginia Beach United States

Report Date:

2016-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This report presents a new integrated approach to investigating the effects of wave impacts on hull structure, equipment ruggedness, shock isolation seats, and human comfort in small high-speed planing craft. Acceleration data recorded during full-scale seakeeping trials are presented to illustrate lessons learned from deterministic studies of individual wave impacts, and use of a consistent wave impact load model is presented. Implications for further research are also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE