A FREE FORM TEST FACILITY FOR LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURAL MODELS OF SHIP SECTIONS OR COMPONENTS

The report describes a free form test facility (FFTF) that can realistically test components of ship structures, scale sections of large ships, and complete hulls of small ships and boats. The background FFTF is given, and the development of the test bed is described. Specifications for the test equipment are discussed for the hydraulic pumping system, the load application system, and the load programming and control system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Structural Mechanics Laboratory
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Stavovy, A B
    • Becker, L A
    • Prucha, H E
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 158 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-2979
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1973 12:00AM