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This paper discusses a method to estimate slamming characteristics of a ship at an early design stage using the ship lines. The first section of the paper deals with the derivation of a regression equation which yields a coefficient necessary to estimate impact pressure for any given hull form. The second section discusses the procedure of application of the regression equation in conjunction with other computer programs to estimate frequency and severity of slamming for ship design. As an example of the application, the extreme values of impact pressure are computed at several forward stations of the Mariner as a function of ship operation time in various sea states. By assigning an allowable extreme pressure magnitude and tolerable number of slams, it is possible to estimate the limiting sea state or limiting ship speed below which safe navigation without seriously suffering from slamming is anticipated.

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  • Accession Number: 00015299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1972 12:00AM