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Aftbody slamming and whipping loads

AuthorsKapsenberg, G.K., Veer, A.P. van ’t, Hackett, J.P.; Levadou, M.M.D.
Conference/JournalSNAME Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
Date1 jan. 2003
This paper describes a method of measuring qftbody slamming loads on a ship model in the seakeeping basin. The method uses a large number of small pressure transducers mounted on the flat counter of the stern. The impact force is obtained by integrating the pressures. Experiments have been carried out on a scaled model of a modern cruise ship. The model was split into two segments at midships to simulate a simplified 2-node vibration mode. A structural mathematical model was made of the model as used for the tests. The analysis shows that the measured pressures can be used to predict the whipping loads on the segmented model. A fatigue analysis was made for the vertical bending moment midships. It appears that for a following sea case the potential for fatigue damage is dominated by the whipping contribution. The extreme vertical hull bending moment is determined by sailing in high head seas. The results of the experiments show that the whipping component only contributes a small percent increase to the extreme vertical bending moment. It is concluded that the measured loads can be used with a finite element model of the ship's structure to predict whipping stresses in the actual ship structur


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