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Service factor assessment of a great lakes bulk carrier incorporating the effects of hydroelasticity

Hirdaris, Spyridon E., Bakkers, Norbert, White, Nigel and Temarel, Pandeli (2009) Service factor assessment of a great lakes bulk carrier incorporating the effects of hydroelasticity Marine Technology, 46, (2), pp. 116-121.

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This paper presents a summary of an investigation into the effects of hull flexibility when deriving an equivalent service factor for a single passage of a Great Lakes Bulk Carrier from the Canadian Great Lakes to China. The long term wave induced bending moment predicted using traditional three-dimensional rigid body hydrodynamic methods is augmented due to the effects of springing and whipping by including allowances based on two-dimensional hydroelasticity predictions across a range of headings and sea states. The analysis results are correlated with full scale measurements that are available for this ship. By combining the long term ‘rigid body’ wave bending moment with the effects of hydroelasticity, a suitable service factor is derived for a Great Lakes Bulk Carrier travelling from the Canadian Great Lakes to China via the Suez Canal.

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Published date: April 2009
Keywords: great lakes, hydrodynamics, longditudinal strength, great lakes bulk carrier, two-dimensional hydroelasticity, springing, whipping, three-dimensional hydrodynamics, full scale measurements, service factor assessment
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 69014
ISSN: 0025-3316
PURE UUID: 45cae4ae-4f45-491c-bf8c-83789fcc048e
ORCID for Pandeli Temarel: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 14 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:15

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Author: Spyridon E. Hirdaris
Author: Norbert Bakkers
Author: Nigel White
Author: Pandeli Temarel ORCID iD

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