The Author, of National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, discusses theoretical investigations of wave-excited ship vibrations (springing) in regular waves and confused seas. For deterministic analysis, a step-by-step approach is linked with the transfer matrix technique for determining the springing response in regular waves. The main advantage of the transfer matrix technique is its systematic formulation, and one of the major features of the step-by-step approach is its generality. This approach can be used to tackle the sinusoidal or non-periodic vibration problems. Through the application of the present approach the effects on springing of vibratory deflection, ship motions, and the time rate of change of sectional added mass (dm'/dt) are also studied. For statistical analysis, the ship behaviour in confused seas has generally been predicted with "short-term" springing response in most of the existing information. This "short-term" value, which is obtained by combining the deterministic analysis results and wave spectra, cannot be the basis of ship design since it cannot predict the probabilistic maximum springing response over the ship's lifetime. For practical application, the "short-term" value needs to be extrapolated into the "long-term" value. This further step has been completed in the present paper. For a ship in regular waves, the influence on springing of the key parameters such as draught, ship speed, and heading angle is also examined, and the theoretical explanation for the trend of springing response to each influencing factor is presented.

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    International Periodical Press

    193 Heemraadssingel
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Wu, J S
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Accession Number: 00310896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM