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Investigation of coupled sway, roll and yaw motions of a floating body: numerical modelling for non-linear roll restoring

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Das, SK and Das, SN and Sahoo, PK (2008) Investigation of coupled sway, roll and yaw motions of a floating body: numerical modelling for non-linear roll restoring. Ships and Offshore Structures, 3 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 1744-5302

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Abstract

The paper deals with the numerical modeling of sway, roll and yaw motions of a floating body in time domain and investigates motion instability primarily due to nonlinear roll restoring characteristics in the absence of auto piloting mechanism. To compute hydrodynamic forces, we consider nonlinear roll restoring characteristics and speed dependent strip theory that are obtained from the Frank’s close-fit method. The governing equations are solved numerically by using Runge-Kutta-Gill method with adaptive step size adjustment algorithm. In order to illustrate nonlinear roll restoring effect in sway, roll and yaw, numerical experiments have been carried out for a panamax container ship under the action of sinusoidal wave of periodicity 11.2 sec with varying wave height and speed. To emulate the soft spring behavior in roll, the expression for nonlinear restoring moment is represented by an odd order polynomial of roll angle. Further, in the absence of zero restoring mechanism in sway and yaw, the effect of initial condition, wave height and ship’s speed is examined in terms of ship’s stability. This approach provides an important guideline to model nonlinear roll restoring moment for a coupled system in three degrees of freedom.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sway; roll; yaw; numerical modelling; roll restoring; Froude-Krylov force
Journal or Publication Title: Ships and Offshore Structures
Page Range: pp. 49-56
ISSN: 1744-5302
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/17445300701733488
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2008 04:54
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 01:50
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/3602
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