FREEFALL; A LAUNCH PREDICTION MODEL FOR FREE-FALL LIFEBOATS (REVISED). DOCUMENTATION; FINAL REPT

This report discusses research that was conducted to develop a mathematical model that can be used to predict the launch behavior of free-fall lifeboats. Numerical procedures for evaluating the different phases of the free-fall launch have been presented and are discussed. Two methods to infer the potential of an acceleration field to cause human injury, although not a part of this research, are also discussed. Operating information, documentation, and source code for the Lifeboat Analysis System (LAS) are presented in an Appendix to the report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For system on diskette, see PB94-500683. Prepared in cooperation with Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Civil Engineering. Sponsored by Coast Guard, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Clemson, SC  United States  29634

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    College Station, TX  United States  77840

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Nelson, J K
    • Hirsch, T J
  • Publication Date: 1991-4-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: REPT-3S-90
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2002 12:00AM