An Investigation Into the Effect of Elastomeric Rubber in Reducing Slamming Load on SWATH Cross Structure

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTest Report
SubjectSWATH; seakeeping; slamming; cushioning
AbstractHead seas slamming tests have been carried out on a scale model of a Canadian SWATH design in the IMD towing tank. Relative performance of a commercially available rubber cushion material for its ability to absorb wave impact force and acceleration on the cross-deck has been examined. Contrary to expectations, results did not seem to suggest any reduction in impact force over the bare hull (underdeck) tests. However, the rubber cladding did help in cushioning the deck acceleration consistently.
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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 number5492
NPARC number8895689
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Record identifier28707e23-637f-4b5a-8fce-8953c69cdd1b
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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