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Hydro impact and fluid structure interaction of a racing yacht

Lee, F.J. and Wilson, P.A. (2007) Hydro impact and fluid structure interaction of a racing yacht Modern yacht conference, pp. 157-163. (doi:10.3940/rina.tmy.2007.5).

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The hydro impact caused by slamming on sailing yachts and the local structure's response is studied experimentally and numerically. Pressure transducers and a special measurement system called Slam patch has been designed and implemented to measure the hydro-impact pressure and/or local structure's response. The measurement systems are installed on a 1/7-scaled model of an Open 60 yacht. Modal, rotational drop and seakeeping -slamming tests are carried out. The measured hydro-impact pressue is processed statistcally. A methodology to scale up the test result to prototype is mentioned. At the same time, the trasnient response of a simple clamped beam under half sine impluse is calcualted using a commerical FEM program to study the effect of the realtivity between impulse duration and natural frequency of the beam.

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Submitted date: 16 September 2007
Published date: 11 October 2007
Keywords: slamming, pressure, hyrdo impact
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 49318
PURE UUID: 2ca8a64a-9e2a-4ad5-812c-bc2b4a79aaee
ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:56

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