Sea-keeping characteristics of a model rib in head seas

Townsend, N.C., Wilson, P.A. and Austen, S (2009) Sea-keeping characteristics of a model rib in head seas. Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Part A, International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 151, (A1), 35-44. (doi:10.3840/rina.ijme.2009.a1.141).


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This paper describes the sea-keeping characteristics of a 1/4 scale model Atlantic 75 RIB, with an inflatable tube, encountering regular and irregular head seas, of various wave heights and wave periods with various tube pressures. The characteristic motion responses are identified and presented in the time and frequency domains, with respect to wave height, wave period, speed and tube pressure. The characteristic average motion responses (r.m.s. and r.m.q) are also presented. In addition an alternative average motion representation measure is proposed to describe the severity of the (slamming) motion.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.3840/rina.ijme.2009.a1.141
ISSNs: 1479-8751 (print)
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Keywords: seakeeping, ribs, sea states
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 52073
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 February 2009Published
12 June 2008Submitted
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:30

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