A research program has been developed and preliminary data obtained on man's performance in a repetitive slamming environment such as would be encountered in a high-performance craft traversing rough seas. The Naval Ship Research and Development Center (NSRDC) slam simulator was used to test human volunteers in two series of laboratory-controlled studies that simulated ship slamming. The results indicate (1) that man's performance is degraded in a slamming environment, (2) that the subjective reactions of the volunteers do not reflect their performance scores, (3) that the test data are highly reproducible, and (4) that only minor muscular skeletal discomforts occurred during the test sessions. The report includes background material on man's known tolerance to single impacts and vibration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Structures Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20034
  • Authors:
    • Wolk, H L
    • Tauber, J F
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Ship Research and Development Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #4234 R&D Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: IR-NSRDC 61101N, IR-NSRDC 61151N
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM