A User Interface for Rapid Underwater Explosion Threat Assessment

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Authors
  1. Riley, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
This report describes a new software tool, UNDEX_Zones, which has been developed for rapid, simplified assessment of damage to surface ships from underwater explosion (UNDEX) threats. Damage is determined using shock severity, as measured by the shock factor (SF), which has been found to be correlated with historical data on the level of damage sustained by a vessel. UNDEX_Zones graphically displays damage zones for a range of charge sizes and charge depths for a given explosive type and ship draft. The damage zones include no damage, varying levels of non-lethal disabling damage, and the zone at which would be deemed lethal to a vessel. The present document provides the background theories that were used in the development as well as the functionality and operating procedures of UNDEX_Zones.

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Keywords
Underwater Explosion;Shock factor;similitude;user interface
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2011-131 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jun 2011
Number of Pages
28
DSTKIM No
CA046337
CANDIS No
806725
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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