A sea comfort comparison of two large high speed catamarans is presented. The two vessels have totally different hull forms but approximately the same total displacement and mass distribution. The first vessel is more or less a conventional catamaran, while the second is of a semi-swath type. This paper focuses on the influence of sea environment, onboard location and vessel speed on the sea comfort onboard the two vessels. The effect of motion damping devices on sea comfort is also investigated. The comfort evaluations are based upon standard ISO curves combined with a hydrodynamic analysis for determining the acceleration levels in different locations on the vessels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Symposium on High Speed Vessels for Transport and Defence; 23 & 24 Nov 1995; London, UK. Procs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 2 [8 p, 6 ref, 2 tab, 12 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Kvalsvold, J
    • Svensen, T
    • Braathen, A
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00727956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM