SHIP COLLISION TESTS WITH FLOATING SHIP MODELS
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.
University of Rhode Island, KingstonDepartment of Ocean Engineering, 227 Water Hall
Kingston, RI USA 02881
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY USA 11024
- Pakstys, M
- Koenigsberg, D
- Sheets, H
- Publication Date: 1978-1
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Collisions; Crash injury research; Dynamic loads; Energy absorption; Equipment tests; Hulls; Mathematical models; Research; Ship collisions; Ships; Shock (Mechanics); Structural models; Tanks (Containers); Vibration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response; Ship hulls; Ship models
- Old TRIS Terms: Collision modeling; Hull response; Model testing; Tank testing
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Marine Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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