A study of shock impacts and vibration dose values onboard highspeed marine craft

Allen, D.P., Taunton, D.J. and Allen, R. (2008) A study of shock impacts and vibration dose values onboard highspeed marine craft. International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 150, (A3), 1-10.


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The shocks and impacts encountered on small high-speed craft exceed the limits set for safe working practice according to current standards. European legislation regarding the exposure to vibration will have far reaching effects on the operators of such craft with respect to the safety of their employees. This paper sets out to highlight the vibration dose values that can be expected during typical transits onboard high-speed craft and attempts to clarify some of the controversy currently surrounding vibration dose measurement in such circumstances. In order to relate vibration dosage to the impacts encountered and to boat motion, an algorithm was developed that identifies the timing and magnitude of impacts.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1479-8751 (print)
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Keywords: high speed craft, motions, shock, seakeeping, vibration dose value
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Signal Processing and Control
ePrint ID: 64778
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Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:49
Design of High-Performance Marine Craft from a Human Factors Perspective
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/C525728/1)
March 2005 to August 2008
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64778

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