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LABORATORY SIMULATION OF LIFE RAFT DRIFT

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Date Issued:
1986
Summary:
Laboratory experiments to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of drifting life rafts were conducted in an outdoor, above ground wave tank which measures 48 feet 10 inches in length, 23 feet 7 inches in width and has a depth of 24 inches. Vessel models were subjected to fan generated wind and waves created by a hinged wave paddle and their leeway was recorded and analyzed. The models were found to move so that wind and wave forces remained balanced. The life raft drag coefficients found are of the same order of magnitude as those ascertained in the numerical modelling of the same experiments.
Title: LABORATORY SIMULATION OF LIFE RAFT DRIFT.
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Name(s): VELIOTIS, JOANNA.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hotchkiss, Frances S., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 96 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Laboratory experiments to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of drifting life rafts were conducted in an outdoor, above ground wave tank which measures 48 feet 10 inches in length, 23 feet 7 inches in width and has a depth of 24 inches. Vessel models were subjected to fan generated wind and waves created by a hinged wave paddle and their leeway was recorded and analyzed. The models were found to move so that wind and wave forces remained balanced. The life raft drag coefficients found are of the same order of magnitude as those ascertained in the numerical modelling of the same experiments.
Identifier: 14347 (digitool), FADT14347 (IID), fau:12685 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1986.
Subject(s): Life rafts
Winds
Water waves
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