Assessment of the Performance of 1:7 Scale Model Liferafts Under Tow by a Carriage and Fast Rescue Craft

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
SubjectLiferaft; Model; FRC; RAO Tow Force
AbstractThe purpose of this report is to examine the performance of 1:7 scale models of a commercially available 16, 42, and 150 person life raft undertow by a two carriage and model Fast Rescue Craft (FRC). 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 the field. The goal for this project is to use data collected at model scale to help fill in the knowledge gaps that currently exist in the operation of life rafts in weather conditions. This increase in knowledge would benefit marine operators, the regulatory bodies, the search and rescue planners, the trainingproviders, and the manufactures in developing new 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 number6499
NPARC number8896048
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Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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