MOTION OF A SHIP AT THE FREE SURFACE

Forced harmonic heaving motion of a ship at the free surface of an inviscid incompressible fluid is analyzed. Added mass and damping are determined using finite element techniques. Isoparametric elements with curved boundaries allow accurate representation of the hull shape. A computer program is developed and results are found to agree closely with previously obtained theoretical and experimental results. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Chenault II, D W
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1971 12:00AM