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On the avoidance of parametric roll in head seas


Thomas, G and Duffy, J and Lilienthal, T and Watts, R and Gehling, R, On the avoidance of parametric roll in head seas, Ships and Offshore Structures, 5, (4) pp. 295-306. ISSN 1744-5302 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Parametric rolling in head seas can cause serious safety issues for ships with the possibility of cargo shift, damage and difficult working conditions for crew. This work investigates the prediction of its occurrence and the factors that influence its onset and magnitude. It also seeks to establish the effect of bilge keels on containerships. The threshold boundaries for the inception of parametric roll, for a typical containership operating in Australian ports, are established using the Mathieu equation. Good agreement was found between the numerical predictions and results from a set of towing tank experiments. Fitting of bilge keels to the containership model was found to be an effective way of reducing the roll angles induced by parametric roll, and in some cases their presence can prevent its onset. A simplified method for use by masters to avoid the onset of parametric roll is also presented.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:parametric roll; containership; bilge keels; head seas
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Thomas, G (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Duffy, J (Associate Professor Jonathan Duffy)
UTAS Author:Lilienthal, T (Mr Tim Lilienthal)
ID Code:66894
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2011-02-17
Last Modified:2011-04-26
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