The Rayleigh probability distribution has been used extensively for statistical prediction of ocean waves, responses of ships, and marine structures in a seaway. However, the Rayleigh distribution cannot be used for statistical prediction of non-Gaussian random processes, a typical example of which is ship rolling motion with nonlinear characteristics. To evaluate the statistical properties of the maxima (Peak values) of non-Gaussian random processes, this paper discusses generalization of the Rayleigh distribution and its application to practial problems. As examples of application, the problems associated with rolling motion of a vessel stabilized by rudders, responses of a surface effect ship in a seaway, and rolling motion of a ship with nonlinear damping are presented.

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  • Authors:
    • Ochi, M K
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00185339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM