This paper presents an approach to analyzing individual wave slam events to better understand the cause-and-effect physical relationships between impact loading and craft acceleration response. These motions are of interest because a broader awareness and a better understanding of loading phenomena and response mechanics could lead to improvements in model-scale to full-scale comparative evaluations, computer simulation validation, or design applications that address multiple factors associated with seaworthiness, including hull design loads, component ruggedness, and crew or passenger comfort and safety.
The Characterization of Individual Wave Slam Acceleration Responses for High Speed Craft
Riley, Michael R., Coats, Tim, Haupt, Kelly, and Donald Jacobson. "The Characterization of Individual Wave Slam Acceleration Responses for High Speed Craft" Paper presented at the SNAME 29th American Towing Tank Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, August 2010. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-2010-003
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