Allen, D.P., Taunton, D.J. and Allen, R.
A study of shock impacts and vibration dose values onboard highspeed marine craft
The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part A: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 150, (A3), .
The shocks and impacts encountered on small high-speed craft exceed the limits set for safe working practice according to current standards. European legislation regarding the exposure to vibration will have far reaching effects on the operators of such craft with respect to the safety of their employees. This paper sets out to highlight the vibration dose values that can be expected during typical transits onboard high-speed craft and attempts to clarify some of the controversy currently surrounding vibration dose measurement in such circumstances. In order to relate vibration dosage to the impacts encountered and to boat motion, an algorithm was developed that identifies the timing and magnitude of impacts.
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