This report describes laboratory collision tests with floating flexible ship models. The tests involved a striking ship model colliding at a right angle with a stationary vessel, struck ship. The collision testing system consisted of a launcher device, ship guidance systems and the water tank facility. The shock response on the colliding ships was measured by accelerometers for a number of collision velocities of the striking ship. Also the importance of hull whipping vibration model was demonstrated experimentally.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 227 Water Hall
    Kingston, RI  United States  02881

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024
  • Authors:
    • Pakstys, M
    • Koenigsberg, D
    • Sheets, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-183 Techn Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM