Experimental investigation of free-fall lifeboat performance

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Conference17th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 1-6 July 2007, Lisbon, Portugal
Subjectevacuation; free-fall; lifeboat; performance; experiment; weather
AbstractAn investigation into the performance of free-fall lifeboats is reported. The investigation was done using model scale experiments in a test basin. Performance was evaluated using several quantitative and qualitative measures. Tests were done systematically to examine the influence of environmental conditions, as well as changes in evacuation system configuration. The experimental setup is described and key results are presented and discussed in terms of the performance of freefall lifeboats in a range of weather conditions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number6511
NPARC number8895539
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