Accession Number:

ADA537609

Title:

Shock Mitigation for High Speed Planing Boats

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Navy SEALs and other occupants of Naval Special Warfare planing boats are exposed to repeated and severe shock loads during high-speed impact with waves in moderate to heavy sea conditions. The shock loads produce discomfort, loss in occupant performance, and both chronic and acute injuries. The long-term goal of the task Shock Mitigation for High Speed Planing Boats is to reduce debilitating shock loads without adversely affecting boat performance, through the development of water-impact, planing boat, and human injury dynamics theory, analysis tools, shock reduction concepts, and proofs-of-concept. The research is dual-use technology development with application to other Navy and Department of Defense DoD small boat operations, the U.S. Coast Guard, and private-sector commercial and pleasure boat markets.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE