SLAMMING OF SHIPS: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE CURRENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE

This critical review of the current status of the knowledge of bottom slamming phenomena was undertaken to assure that maximum value will be gleaned from recorded data obtained on the SS Wolverine State. The review covers experimental laboratory and ship data and their correlation with available theory; statistical considerations in slamming and in the ocean environment; and structural implications and possible design improvements. Although there are certain areas in the theory which require expansion, the most pressing need is for additional full-scale experimental data to provide confirmation of existing analytical techniques.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Teledyne Materials Research

    303 Bear Hill Road
    Waltham, MA  USA  02154

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Authors:
    • Henry, J R
    • Bailey, F C
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00010317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-208
  • Contract Numbers: Nobs 94252, N00024-67-C-5312, N00024-69-C-5231
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1971 12:00AM