Prediction of bow door loads in extreme wave conditions

AuthorsPierre C. Same (Germanischer Lloyd AG, Germany), Geert K. Kapsenberg (MARIN), Philippe Corrignan; (Sirehna, France)
Conference/JournalRoyal Institution of Naval Architects International Conference, 'Design and operation for abnormal conditions II�, London
DateJan 1, 2001

Selected results of the European research project DEXTREMEL are presented with emphasis on extreme wave loads on the bow door of a RoRo passenger ferry. To predict these loads, two numerical procedures were applied. The first procedure comprised linear seakeeping prediction, computation of impact pressures coefficients by means of a finite volume code, and a time domain analysis to predict the force on the bow door.