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Design of high performance craft from a human factors perspective

Taunton, D.J. and Hudson, D.A. (2009) Design of high performance craft from a human factors perspective At IMDC 2009: 10th International Marine Design Conference. 26 - 29 May 2009. 12 pp, pp. 1010-1021.

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A design approach based on a numerical model of vessel motions in waves is developed. The underlying numerical model of the vessel motions in waves is validated through comparison to towing tank data for this type of craft. Alternative means to assess human performance on small high speed craft are reviewed and vibration dose value selected as the most appropriate. This design approach is implemented by employing a genetic algorithm to optimise principal particulars using the relevant human response data as an objective function together with a requirement to meet constraints on payload and sustained vessel speed. Application of the design procedure is demonstrated through a case study based on a high speed, hard chine interceptor craft. Hullforms may be optimised for a specific wave environment. These optimised hullforms are shown to have significantly lower vibration dose values than the original vessel.

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Published date: May 2009
Venue - Dates: IMDC 2009: 10th International Marine Design Conference, 2009-05-26 - 2009-05-29
Keywords: high speed craft, concept design, seakeeping, human factors, motions
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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PURE UUID: 1f830eba-7aef-4a71-b948-fdbacd4859ef
ORCID for D.J. Taunton: ORCID iD
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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:25

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