You could spend a lifetime studying damage mitigation and control.
Geez, it was a real eye opener for navies worldwide in the war. The concept is illustrated by these similar approaches to a less intense problem:
My personal experience lately was the installation of machinery where I work which transmitted unforeseen vibrations to inspection tooling used to look at the 5 micron level (or even lower) and the new machinery was making complete hash of the endeavor. I turned to the engineers and told them they needed to cut a PO for a half-dozen isolation tables. They didn't have any choice if they wanted to actually inspect the product. I was happily surprised to see the tables wheeled into the room inside 3 days.
David Lyon goes into this sort of stuff at length in Warship, over various issues.
Here's a primer:
Shock, whip, flex, derangement of equipment and machinery...other studies going into materials. As I wrote, you could spend a lifetime reviewing this stuff.