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Lessons learnt through the design, construction and testing of a hydroelastic model for determining motions, loads and slamming behavior in severe sea states

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Thomas, G and Matsubara, S and Davis, MR and French, Benjamin and Lavroff, J and Amin, W, Lessons learnt through the design, construction and testing of a hydroelastic model for determining motions, loads and slamming behavior in severe sea states, Proceedings of the sixth International Conference on Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology, 19-21 September, Tokyo, pp. 163-172. ISBN 978-4-9906321-0-6 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

To determine the motions, loads and slamming behaviour of large high-speed catamarans a segmented hydroelastic model of a wave-piercing catamaran was designed and constructed. The model has subsequently undergone extensive testing, in a variety of regular and irregular wave conditions, to investigate the motions, vertical bending moments, slamming loads and pressures, and slamming kinematic behaviour. The results presented demonstrate the insights that such tests can provide into the behaviour of large high-speed catamarans and phenomena such as slamming, whipping and energy transfer in the dynamic system. Many lessons were learnt through the design, construction and testing of the model and recommendations are made for future model developments to allow for greater understanding of the behaviour of large high speed catamarans including the influence of hullform and configuration on performance and load magnitude.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:motions, slamming, wave loads, catamaran, high-speed craft, model experiments
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Naval Architecture
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:Passenger Water Transport
Author:Thomas, G (Professor Giles Thomas)
Author:Matsubara, S (Dr Shinsuke Matsubara)
Author:Davis, MR (Professor Michael Davis)
Author:French, Benjamin (Dr Benjamin French)
Author:Lavroff, J (Dr Jason Lavroff)
Author:Amin, W (Dr Walid Amin)
ID Code:81257
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2012-11-27
Last Modified:2017-06-26
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