THE DIFFRACTION FORCES FOR A SHIP MOVING IN OBLIQUE SEAS

The diffraction problem of a fixed slender ship moving in incident waves is formulated. The waves are assumed to be of the same order as the beam of the ship and are from an oblique heading. The boundary-value problem is linearized with respect to wave amplitude and solved by the method of matched asymptotic expansions. The oscillating forward-speed potential is solved to two orders of magnitude. The first order is just the zero-speed case while the second-order problem involves solving a boundary-value problem with a nonhomogeneous free-surface condition. The solution to this second-order problem is given in terms of three auxiliary potentials, each satisfying a separate part of the boundary conditions. For zero forward speed, the sectional exciting force is calculated and compared with the commonly used integrand of the Khaskind relations. The two give different values, but when integrated over the hull both show the same total exciting force. The pressure distribution on an ore carrier for both zero forward speed and an abbreviated form of the forward-speed case is given and compared with experiments.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Troesch, A W
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00195370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM