DEFINITION AND CLASSIFICATION OF NATURAL AND INDUCED ENVIRONMENTS OF SOME RECREATIONAL BOATS

The objective of this work was to examine some of the environmental problems associated with boats and subsystems (equipment), to experiment with test methods, test equipment, data retrieval equipment, and data reduction techniques. A literature search was performed, methods have been tested, some problems have been uncovered and solved, and some test data on noise, and shock/vibration have been retrieved, reduced, and analyzed on small boats and larger yachts. The results and conclusions from this work are summarized in Section I of this report. Section II through V and Appendices A and B present the results of work on the literature survey, subsystems environment classifications, acquired induced environment data for 1974 and 1975, and acoustic data. Section VI presents a discussion of what is needed as a next phase toward the derivation of a subsystems environmental manual for recreational boats. Appendix C is an addendum to Section VI and discusses failure physics and environmental stressors. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Errata sheet inserted.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    128 Maryland Street
    El Segundo, CA  United States  90245

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 287 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-78-12, USCG-D-20-79, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM