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Implosion mitigation vessel

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An arrangement and a method for implosion mitigation, and in particular a structural arrangement of a water vessel and a method thereof for mitigating implosion loads. The water vessel includes first and second end portions connected by a middle portion, with one portion structurally weaker than the others so that when the vessel experiences an overmatching load, only the structurally weaker portion of the vessel fails. The vessel may further include energy absorbing structures.

Inventors: 
Hoffman, Mark W.; Tacey, Robert Kent; Moyer, Erwin Thomas; Craft, Jason S.; Barbaro, Ronald S.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Handling and Transportation
FIle Date: 
2009-04-14
Grant Date: 
2012-12-04
Grant time: 
1,330 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
24
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY