Accession Number : AD0825641

Title :   RAPID APPROXIMATION OF RESPONSE OF AN UNDAMPED 3-MASS 2-SPRING LINEAR SYSTEM TO STEP VELOCITY LOADING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD STRUCTU RES DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Carpenter, Richard W.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The report considers an undamped, 3-mass, 2-spring linear system, with a step velocity acting on one of the masses as the initial condition, thus approximating shock loading. After making certain simplifying assumptions, the deflections of the springs are calculated and a simple method of estimating the maximum deflection is developed. Graphs for aiding computations are presented in the appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPRINGS, LOADS(FORCES)), LINEAR SYSTEMS, VELOCITY, IMPACT SHOCK, DEFLECTION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE