Accession Number:

ADA207741

Title:

Minehunter Inshore Shock Trials. Phase 2. A Limited Shock Trial for Developing Trial Methodology and Logistics

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Phase 2 of the Australian inshore minehunter shock trials was conducted in the ocean off the coast from Townsville during September - October, 1986. The trial was the second in a three-phase programme which ended with the first-of-class shock testing of the Royal Australian Navys prototype glass reinforced plastic GRP minehunter catamaran during the November-December, 1987. Described in the report are the operations undertaken during the trial. The operations were conducted onboard an aircraft water lighter which could only be subjected to low shock levels. The operations involved explosive charge firing, the collection of underwater explosion data, and the use of shock motion measuring instrumentation and high-speed cine cameras. Some examples of typical motion and pressure-time histories are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE