Slamming Tests of Structural Models Representing a Ship Bottom with 10-Degree Deadrise Angle: Analysis and Discussion of Test Results.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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This report presents the results of drop tests of 14-scale structural models with 10-deg deadrise angles. These models represented a portion of the ship bottom structure of a United States Coast Guard vessel. The test results were analyzed and correlated with results predicted by the theory discussed in referenced reports. Points of importance revealed by the study and summarized in the report include the nature of slamming loads, the dynamic interaction, the nature of underwater impact pressure, the structural damage phenomenon, the effect of repeated loads, and the effectiveness of adding damping material to the structure. Author
- Marine Engineering