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 The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 151, (A1), pp. 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
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group
ePrint ID: 52073
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12 June 2008Submitted
1 February 2009Published
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:01
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