Accession Number : ADA317132

Title :   Repeated Water Entry Shocks on High-Speed Planing Boats.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Gollwitzer, Richard M. ; Peterson, Ronald S.

PDF Url : ADA317132

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The occupants of high-speed planing boats (HSPBs) are exposed to repeated shock impacts that result from hull slamming during operations in rough water. The development and application of injury/performance prediction methods and standards to HSPB operation are discussed. Tests conducted at sea to quantify repeated shocks are described and results are presented. The applicability of scale model tests and the development of computer simulations are discussed. Relationships between test data and existing and proposed standards and models for injury potential are discussed. Recommendations for additional testing and development are presented.

Descriptors :   *IMPACT SHOCK, *HYDROFOILS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, VIBRATION, HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, IMPACT TESTS, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, NAVAL RESEARCH, BOATS, SHOCK TESTS, LANDING IMPACT, SHIP HULLS, BOAT AND SHIP SAFETY, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, SEA TESTING, WATER ENTRY, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, CRASH INJURIES, SHOCK MITIGATION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Mechanics
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE