In the concept stage of designing a new motor lifeboat, model tests were used to investigate the behavior of the proposed boat in large breaking waves. Instead of attempting to predict full scale performance of the boat in an absolute sense, comparative tests were performed using models of both the new boat and an existing boat - whose full scale performance was well documented after years of service in the field. This paper summarize a the model test techniques and test results obtained from the program.
Model Test to Evaluate the Capsize Resistance of a Motor Lifeboat in Breaking Waves
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Zseleczky, John , and Steven Cohen. "Model Test to Evaluate the Capsize Resistance of a Motor Lifeboat in Breaking Waves." Paper presented at the SNAME 22nd American Towing Tank Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, August 1989. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-1989-051
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