Accession Number : ADD001194

Title :   Shock Attenuating Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Goben,Kenneth W

Report Date : 20 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The patent application relates to a shock attenuating support structure for equipment comprising metal material which exhibits 'elastic-plastic' properties. For all operational and low intensity shock loads, the structure acts in a rigid (or elastic) manner and transmits these forces without change to the structure or its mounted equipment. For high shock loads which would normally be damaging to the equipment, the structure deforms plastically and absorbs the excess acceleration and energy.

Descriptors :   *Ship structural components, *Shock absorbers, Patents, Underwater explosions, Shock resistance, Loads(Forces), Attenuators

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE