ON THE CALCULATIONS OF SHIP MOTIONS AND WAVE LOADS OF HIGH- SPEED CATAMARANS

Two mathematical models are presented for the calculations of ship motions and wave loads acting on high-speed catamarans. One is the three-dimensional oscillating source distribution method and the other is the three-dimensional translating-pulsating source distribution technique. Comparison of theoretical results of ship motions and wave loads for two fast catamarans is discussed. It is found that the difference between those results of ship motions obtained by these two modellings is insignificant. However, the sophisticated three-dimensional translating pulsating source distribution model predicts some phenomena of wave loads, which have been found by experiments in literature, whereas the simplified three-dimensional oscillating source distribution model cannot provide such evidence.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Shipbuilding Progress, v 42 n 431, Sept 1995, p 181 [15 p, 11 ref, 6 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Chan, H S
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM