Accession Number:

ADA422216

Title:

Parametric Studies of DDG-81 Ship Shock Trial Simulations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

Motivated by the sizable ledger of ships sent to the ocean floor without ever sustaining a direct hit during World War II, a heightened interest in ship shock survivability spread throughout the Naval Engineering community. As a result, over the last fifty years, Live Fire Test Evaluations, otherwise known as ship shock trials, have been conducted in order to determine the seaworthiness of each new class of ship commissioned in the U.S. Fleet. While beneficial in determining the overall survivability of a ship and its mission essential equipment in a severe shock environment, these Navy-mandated tests pose serious danger to the crew, ship and environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE