SLAM LOADING FOR USE IN HULL GIRDER RESPONSE ANALYSIS

This work reviews the existing literature on slam force prediction methods and discusses some of the theory of ship bottom slamming. One of these prediction methods is chosen as the best and further improvements are made on it by using a new model of slamming. The work is designed to determine a slam forcing function suitable for studying ship hull girder dynamic response. Slam forces are determined by integrating the pressure time history over the portion of the hull subject to slamming. A computer program is included which determines the slam forces and impulses from the ship's lines, principal dimensions, and seakeeping data. The method is applied to two ships, the MARINER and the FOTINI-L, and the results presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Walker, W F
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Accession Number: 00131204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM