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Capsizing of Small Vessels in Breaking Waves


Renilson, MR and Hardon, P and Al-Nassar, W and Al-Salem, KA, Capsizing of Small Vessels in Breaking Waves, Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology, 146, (B2) pp. on CD. ISSN 1740-0694 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the principal parameters of a small vessel on the likelihood of its capsizing in steep breaking waves, and to develop guidelines for the stability condition of these vessels to prevent such an occurrence Six small scale models were built to investigate the effect of length/beam, beam/depth, and depth/draught ratios on the likelihood of capsize in breaking, beam on, waves. The models were run in a single steep irregular seaway and the average time to capsize for a range of positions of vertical centre of gravity was obtained. From this it was possible to determine the effect of the various parameters on the likelihood of capsize. These results have been compared with the IMO stability criteria, based on the limiting GM value required to meet the criteria.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Renilson, MR (Professor Martin Renilson)
ID Code:58748
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2009-10-21
Last Modified:2021-04-23
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