This article investigates theoretically a wave load mechanism which can be dangerous for a bow visor construction similar to that on the ro/ro ferry ESTONIA which capsized in September 1994. Some calculations and discussions are presented concerning the following aspects: a) the linear model of wave motions and second order Stoke's wave, and the necessary condition for wave breaking; b) calculation of the time-domain motions of a ship in some wave conditions by means of a kind of Monte-Carlo simulation based on the motion transfer functions, in order to determine the probability and severity of bow submergence in waves even in co-occurrence with a breaking wave; and c) wave load estimation due to slamming impact as a consequence of major bow visor submergence in combination with a breaking wave.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Architect, Jan 1996, p 29 [5 p, 13 ref, 7 tab, 5 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Hua, J
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00727519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM