A study of the impact load on ship bow

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
Subjectship bow; impact; slamming
AbstractTwo types of slamming impact load are investigated both theoretically and experimentally, assuming that the water entry speed is constant and gravitational effects are negligible. One is of the water impact of a wedge and the other is of the impact caused by trapped air layer between a flat bottom and a water surface. For the impact of a wedge, numerical calculation is conducted by means of the Boundary Element Method taking the splash into consideration. The results are in good agreement with Wagner's theoretical ones.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5897
NPARC number8895946
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Record identifier16923e87-aa5c-499c-8fb8-3ca9ac0d38ae
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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