Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2003 / Article

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Volume 10 |Article ID 420353 |

Timothy Coats, Michael Cooper, Kevin Arden, Fred Russell, "Component Representation for Shock Qualified Foundation Structure", Shock and Vibration, vol. 10, Article ID 420353, 10 pages, 2003.

Component Representation for Shock Qualified Foundation Structure

Received07 Dec 2001
Revised23 Jul 2002


Navy ship foundations are typically designed for shock using the Navy's Dynamic Design Analysis Method. The NAVSEA 0908-LP-000-3010, Rev. 1 manual states that a component modeled as a lumped mass with rigid links should not provide constraint to the support structure. This ensures foundations are designed to withstand all shock loads without accounting for additional stiffness provided by the component. Investigations are provided herein to illustrate the trade-offs and consequences of several approaches for component representations. The observations reinforce the notion that one must give careful consideration for the system being modeled, the expected modal characteristics, and compliance with NAVSEA 0908-LP-000-3010, Rev. 1.

Copyright © 2003 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.

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