Accession Number : ADD013138

Title :   Deep Depth Undex Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Mar 83, patented 29 Jan 85,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Higginbotham,Robert R ; Malakhoff,Alexander

Report Date : 29 Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A deep depth underwater simulator is illustrated for determining the dual effects of nuclear type underwater explosion shockwaves and hydrostatic pressures on a test vessel while simulating, hydrostatically, that the test vessel is located at deep depths. The test vessel is positioned within a specially designed pressure vessel followed by pressurizing a fluid contained between the test and pressure vessels. The pressure vessel, with the test vessel suspended therein, is then placed in a body of water at a relatively shallow depth, and an explosive charge is detonated at a predetermined distance from the pressure vessel. The resulting shockwave is transmitted through the pressure vessel wall so that the shockwave impinging on the test vessel is representative of nuclear type explosive shockwaves transmitted to an underwater structure at great depths.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION SIMULATION, UNDERWATER STRUCTURES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), PRESSURE VESSELS, SHOCK WAVES, ENERGY TRANSFER, DEEP DEPTH, HIGH PRESSURE, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE