Flare Slamming Characteristics of Two Aircraft Carrier Bow Configurations.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Seakeeping experiments with a model of a small aircraft carrier are described. Two above-water bow configurations, one V-shaped and one highly flared, are compared. The V-shaped bow is found to pose a lesser risk of structural damage in severe conditions but to be subject to many more small impacts in all conditions. Author
- Marine Engineering