A systematic investigation of some probabilistic aspects of slamming is presented. This investigation includes the assessment of the unconditional probability of slamming at a random instant of time; the estimation of the conditional probability of slamming at a given instant after a particular slam; and the consequent rejection of the hypothesis that slamming is a Poisson process. In addition, a procedure to approximate the distribution of slamming interarrival times is presented. Finally, new slamming statistics, obtainable from the theory of this work, are presented and compared with the existing slamming criteria. The theory of this paper can be readily applied to other seakeeping events such as deck wetness, keel emergence, and propeller racing.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Psaraftis, H N
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00183198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM