Assessment of Life Raft Performance in Regular Waves using 1:7 Scaled Models

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
SubjectLiferaft; Model; RAO; Tow Force
AbstractThe purpose of this report is to examine the operational performance of 1:7 scalemodels of a commercially available 16 and 42-person capacity life rafts under a variety of controlled weather conditions. The use of models allows us to test the performance of the life rafts in weather conditions that would be too extreme to test in full scale, open water trials. The goal for this project is that the collected information can be used to fill in the current knowledge gap, which would benefit the marine operators, the regulatory bodies, the search and rescue planners, the training providers, and the manufactures in developing news designs.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6325
NPARC number8896281
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Record identifier9eb93426-6c38-48b9-9dd0-dbc21bd55491
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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