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A study of shock impacts and vibration dose values onboard highspeed marine craft

Allen, D.P., Taunton, D.J. and Allen, R. (2008) 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), pp. 1-10.

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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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Published date: 2008
Keywords: high speed craft, motions, shock, seakeeping, vibration dose value
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 64778
ISSN: 1479-8751
PURE UUID: 1a5cf131-237a-4bfa-9b4f-9c0a7334638b
ORCID for D.J. Taunton: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Jan 2009
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:12

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