Naval Ship Shock Design and Analysis

Course #ME4525

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Characteristics of underwater explosion phenomena, including shock wave propagation, gas bubble behavior, pulse loading and bulk cavitation. Surface ship/submarine bodily response to shock loading. Application of shock spectra in component design. Dynamic Design Analysis Method (DDAM) with application to shipboard equipment design. Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) analysis, including Doubly Asymptotic Approximation (DAA) and surface ship response. Current design requirements for shipboard equipment are also included.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 571


  • ME3521

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and complex interactions of underwater explosion phenomena in terms of hydrodynamic relationships, physical models and acoustic wave theory.
  • Design experimental models based on Hopkinson Scaling to investigate the structural response of a proposed prototype structure.
  • Conduct Fluid Structure Interaction analysis of structures using Taylor Plate theory.
  • Identify potential design flaws in shipboard equipment through application of the Shock Spectra technique to analyze shock response.
  • Predict the shock response characteristics of non-isolated shipboard equipment using the Dynamic Design Analysis Method.
  • Assess the design of ship structures and shipboard equipment subjected to an underwater explosion against military specifications and other industry standards.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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