Accession Number:

AD0767021

Title:

Slamming Tests of Three-Dimensional Models in Calm Water and Waves

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD STRUCTURES DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

A prediction method is reported for determining wave impact loads when a high-performance vehicle experiences slamming while traveling at very high speeds. Impact velocity is based on the relative velocity between the impact surface of the moving body and the wave surface. As part of the development of this prediction method, slamming tests of three-dimensional models were conducted in calm water and waves, and the results were recorded during the time of impact when the model traveled with both horizontal and vertical velocities.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE