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Title: Deep depth undex simulator

A deep depth underwater simulator is illustrated for determining the dual effects of nuclear type underwater explosion shockwaves and hydrostatic pressures on a test vessel while simulating, hydrostatically, that the test vessel is located at deep depths. The test vessel is positioned within a specially designed pressure vessel followed by pressurizing a fluid contained between the test and pressure vessels. The pressure vessel, with the test vessel suspended therein, is then placed in a body of water at a relatively shallow depth, and an explosive charge is detonated at a predetermined distance from the pressure vessel. The resulting shockwave is transmitted through the pressure vessel wall so that the shockwave impinging on the test vessel is representative of nuclear type explosive shockwaves transmitted to an underwater structure at great depths.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5908447
Report Number(s):
US 4495809
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 29 Mar 1983; Other Information: PAT-APPL-480180
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; PRESSURE VESSELS; BLAST EFFECTS; PRESSURE EFFECTS; SIMULATORS; DEPTH; HYDROSTATICS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; SHOCK WAVES; SIMULATION; UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS; ANALOG SYSTEMS; CONTAINERS; DIMENSIONS; EXPLOSIONS; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; TESTING 450201* -- Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense-- Nuclear Explosions & Explosives-- Containment