THE EFFECT OF DECK DECELERATION ON MAN'S RESPONSE TO SHIP SHOCK MOTIONS

Vertical shock motions, such as those of a ship's deck caused by a noncontact underwater explosion, can cause compressive injuries to shipboard personnel. An analysis is given which permits the prediction of these direct compressive injuries as a function of the following shock motion parameters: deck acceleration, maximum deck velocity, and deck deceleration. The results of the analysis indicate that the magnitude of the deck deceleration can, under certain conditions, significantly affect personnel tolerance limits to shock motion.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, Andrew M.
    • Strother, C E
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 621-628
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Shock and Vibration Digest
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM