One of the most damaging aspects of the combat environment to which Navy ships are exposed is the mechanical shock resulting from the explosion of warheads. The detonation of a large weapon at a considerable distance from the ship produces a shipboard shock environment throughout the entire ship which is potentially damaging to all shipboard equipment and systems. Information has been accumulated on the characteristics and operation of the devices specified by MIL-S-901 for the shock testing of shipboard equipment--the Navy HI Class Shock Machines and the Floating Shock Platform. Other shock machines are also used by the Navy and other services but are not considered here. This material has been gathered from many sources, most of which are not readily accessible, and is intended to provide background information. Equipments are accepted for shipboard use if they comply satisfactorily with the shock test and design procedures prescribed by MIL-S-901.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of the Navy, Naval Ship Systems Command, Applied Research Division, Washington, D.C. 20360.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Research Laboratory

    Stennis Space Center, MS  United States  39529-5004
  • Authors:
    • Clements, E W
  • Publication Date: 1972-7-14

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 137 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 96

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SF35-422-110-15046
  • Contract Numbers: F02-12.203
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1972 12:00AM