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High speed marine craft motion mitigation using flexible hull design

Townsend, N.C., Coe, T.E. and Wilson, P.A. et al. (2012) High speed marine craft motion mitigation using flexible hull design Ocean Engineering, 42, pp. 126-134. (doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2012.01.007).

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High speed marine craft motions can be severe and concerns regarding human performance and safety are widespread. The motions can reduce crew abilities to perform tasks and can result in injury. This is especially of concern for military and/or rescue operations and means to reduce or mitigate against motion exposures are required to protect the occupants. In this paper the motionmitigation provided by various ‘flexible’ hull systems during a slam event is examined numerically, following an extended introduction describing highspeedmarinecraftmotion effects and whole body vibration and repeated shock. Introducing hull flexibility to isolate the occupants from the externally induced disturbances can either exacerbate or alleviate the problem depending on the design

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 January 2012
e-pub ahead of print date: January 2012
Published date: March 2012
Keywords: ship motions, control, rib
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 342213
ISSN: 0029-8018
PURE UUID: 5790669a-341e-43ba-963f-c3e4de1ad181
ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Aug 2012 08:02
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:30

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Author: N.C. Townsend
Author: T.E. Coe
Author: P.A. Wilson ORCID iD
Author: R.A. Shenoi

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