A series of papers derived from ONR funded efforts to standardize high performance craft acceleration data have been authored by personnel at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division Det Norfolk Combatant Craft Division (CCD) in recent years. These papers proposed vertical acceleration data collection, analysis, and presentation approaches; noted the repeatability of a characteristic shape for individual acceleration events; characterized and compared impact types; and noted a relationship between the statistical value “average of the one-tenth highest vertical acceleration at the longitudinal center of gravity” and the equivalent static acceleration (ESG) for the half sine approximation of the single highest peak in a test dataset. When knowledge of this ESG relationship is coupled with standard structural design approaches, a provocative hypothesis follows, which may have substantial implications for model testing.

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