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A theoretical/experimental investigation of the slamming pressures on fast monohull vessels

AuthorsSebastiani, L., Valdenazzi, F., Grossi, L., Kapsenberg, G.K.
Conference/Journal6th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2001), Southampton, UK
Date4 Sep 2001
This paper is addressed to the characterisation of slamming loads acting on fast monohull vessels, gathering the results of several years of research in numerical simulation, model-scale and full-scale measurements. As a case study attention was focused on a large fast ferry designed and built by Fincantieri. Extensive model-tests were carried out by MARIN within the framework of the BE III Project SEAWORTH. In the first year of service of the ship a monitoring campaign was further performed by CETENA collecting full-scale data on ship motions, stresses and slamming pressures.


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