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A high Froude number time-domain strip theory for ship motion predictions in irregular waves


French, Benjamin and Thomas, G and Davis, M and Holloway, D, A high Froude number time-domain strip theory for ship motion predictions in irregular waves, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780646583730 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The prediction of ship motion characteristics early in the design stage in realistic sea conditions are of vital importance for the ship designer. Strip theories are commonly used for this purpose as they are fast and inexpensive. In this paper, an existing two-dimensional time-domain strip theory optimised for multi-hull vessels travelling at high Froude numbers is extended to predict motions in an irregular seaway. The encountered wave environment is represented by the superposition of regular sinusoidal waves. A method for decomposing idealised sea spectra into component regular waves of varying frequencies and constant amplitudes is presented. Ship motion predictions in irregular waves are then verified by conducting a spectral analysis on the motions and wave environment and comparing with motion predictions in regular waves. A method of ensemble averaging of spectra over a series of runs is adopted to reduce spectral variance. The extended seakeeping method is then validated by comparing predicted motions of a large high-speed catamaran in irregular seas with scale model results from towing tank experiments.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
UTAS Author:French, Benjamin (Dr Benjamin French)
UTAS Author:Thomas, G (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Davis, M (Professor Michael Davis)
UTAS Author:Holloway, D (Associate Professor Damien Holloway)
ID Code:82614
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-02-07
Last Modified:2014-08-12
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