PRESSURE PANEL DESIGN AND APPLICATION FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF WAVE IMPACTS

The design of high performance ships (SES, Hydrofoil, SWATH) frequently involves the determination of secondary (wave impacts) loads. An inability to accurately determine wave impact pressures necessitates model testing to provide this information. Conventional pressure transducers that sense pressure over a small area do not accurately measure the load experienced by a panel/grillage combination. This paper illustrates and describes a transducer that models the stiffness, area and dynamic characteristics of the structure in question. Use of these data enables accurate, scaled measurement of structural responses to wave impacts. From the responses of these statically calibrated panels/grillages, equivalent uniform static pressures can be directly measured so as to provide secondary load design criteria.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Kuny, J A
    • Lesko, J J
    • Lewis, R R
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7p., incl. discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00660850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM