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What influences rigid inflatable boat motions?

Townsend, N.C., Wilson, P.A. and Austen, S. (2008) What influences rigid inflatable boat motions? Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 222, (4), pp. 207-217. (doi:10.1243/14750902JEME115).

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This paper presents results of full scale and model scale RIB experiments identifying the influences of speed, ballast, wave height, encounter frequency and tube pressure on the motion responses of RNLI Atlantic RIBs. A discussion of the results and the influences on the motions is made with a description of the typical motion responses, measures to describe the motion, the function of a RIB tube and the effect of the motions on the occupants.

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Submitted date: 25 April 2008
Published date: 5 November 2008
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group, Engineering Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 54141
ISSN: 1475-0902
PURE UUID: 5c2d3c85-1a6e-4fc2-9399-4e940ce07d22
ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 04 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:36

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