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Physical testing of rigid hull inflatable boat and mother ship interactions for launch and recovery simulation validation


Carette, N and Turner, T and Mathew, J and Sgarioto, D and Hallmann, R and van Walree, F and Duffy, J and Denehy, S and MacFarlane, G, Physical testing of rigid hull inflatable boat and mother ship interactions for launch and recovery simulation validation, Proceedings of the 2016 Launch and Recovery Symposium (ASNE), 16-17 November 2016, MITAGS, Linthicum Heights, MD, USA, pp. 1-9. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The LAURA JIP (LAUnch and Recovery system for Any small navy craft) is developing a naval Launch and Recovery (L&R) standard which will allow ships from various Navies to exchange small Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) with each other. It is vital that the safe operating limits of these L&R operations are fully understood. To support this understanding, a numerical modeling capability is being developed. The LAURA JIP will develop this numerical simulation capability through: (1) a hybrid simulation environment whereby the various aspects of the L&R process will be modeled using various numerical tools and (2) a time domain seakeeping program that appropriately accounts for the hydrodynamic interaction effects that occur during L&R evolutions, including the effect of the boat rope. To assist in the validation of these numerical tools, a series of scaled physical model tests have been undertaken. These tests include: (1) captive planar motion maneuvering tests of two different RHIBs, (2) towing tests of a RHIB in calm water and waves, with and without a lifting line, (3) captive and free sailing tests of a mother ship to measure the diffracted and radiated waves in close proximity to the mother ship as a function of wave and sailing conditions and (4) an extensive set of tests with a RHIB towed from the mother ship to record the motions of both vessels as well as tow line forces.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:launch and recovery, model test, simulation, RHIB
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:Maritime
UTAS Author:Duffy, J (Dr Jonathan Duffy)
UTAS Author:Denehy, S (Mr Shaun Denehy)
UTAS Author:MacFarlane, G (Associate Professor Gregor MacFarlane)
ID Code:113140
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-12-14
Last Modified:2018-05-09
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