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Shock and Vibration
Volume 5 (1998), Issue 2, Pages 129-137
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1998/967539

Surface Ship Shock Modeling and Simulation: Two-Dimensional Analysis

Young S. Shin and Leonard D. Santiago

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943, USA

Received 9 September 1997; Revised 11 May 1998

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The modeling and simulation of the response of a surface ship system to underwater explosion requires an understanding of many different subject areas. These include the process of underwater explosion events, shock wave propagation, explosion gas bubble behavior and bubble-pulse loading, bulk and local cavitation, free surface effect, fluid-structure interaction, and structural dynamics. This paper investigates the effects of fluid-structure interaction and cavitation on the response of a surface ship using USA-NASTRAN-CFA code. First, the one-dimensional Bleich-Sandler model is used to validate the approach, and second, the underwater shock response of a two-dimensional mid-section model of a surface ship is predicted with a surrounding fluid model using a constitutive equation of a bilinear fluid which does not allow transmission of negative pressures.