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Sea-keeping characteristics of a model rib in head seas

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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.

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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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Submitted date: 12 June 2008
Published date: 1 February 2009
Keywords: seakeeping, ribs, sea states
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 52073
ISSN: 1479-8751
PURE UUID: 3679fab4-5fe5-4a4d-a803-77006aa22c09
ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:45

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Author: N.C. Townsend
Author: P.A. Wilson ORCID iD
Author: S Austen

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