Accession Number : ADB011686

Title :   Dynamic and Structural Analysis of Reusable Shipping and Storage Container for Encapsulated Harpoon Missile (RGM-84A)

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS HANDLING LAB COLTS NECK NJ

Personal Author(s) : Haber, Charles P

PDF Url : ADB011686

Report Date : 16 Apr 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : A dynamic and structural analysis of a proposed reusable Shipping and Storage Container for the Encapsulated HARPOON Missile was made by the Naval Weapons Handling Laboratory as part of the design study for such container. The subject design incorporates a freebreathing fiberglass pod containing the encapsulated weapon. The pod and weapon are suspended from a truss-like outer structure by elastomeric mounts configured in a laterally focalized fashion. The analysis generates isolator parameters which attenuate the handling and transportation shock and vibration environment to safe levels for the weapon and verifies that the structural design concept can sustain the resulting loads.

Descriptors :   *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, ANTISHIP MISSILES, CONTAINERS, DYNAMICS, ENCAPSULATION, ENVIRONMENTS, EXTERNAL, EXTERNAL STORES, FIBERGLASS, HANDLING, ISOLATION, MOUNTS, PARAMETERS, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, SHIPPING, SHOCK, STORAGE, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, TRANSPORTATION, TRUSSES, VIBRATION, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE