Identification of influential parameters in a ship's motion responses: a route to monitoring dynamic stability

H. Enshaei, R. Birmingham, E. Mesbahi

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Six degrees of freedom motion response tests of a Ro-Ro model have been carried out in irregular waves under intact conditions. A stationary model was tested in different sea states for following, astern quartering and beam seas. The investigation was limited to the effect of encountered frequency components and associated magnitude of energy of the ship's motion responses. Analysis of heave, pitch and roll motions confirmed the vulnerability of the model to certain frequency ranges resulting in an adverse effect on the responses, and these were closely related to its natural frequencies.

It was confirmed that the roll motion maintains its highest oscillation around the natural frequency in all sea conditions regardless of heading angles. However spectral analysis of the heave and pitch responses revealed the wave peak frequency. Roll is magnified when the peak frequency of wave approaches the natural roll frequency; therefore keeping them apart avoids a large motion response. It was concluded that peak frequency and associated magnitude are two important inherent characteristics of motion responses. Detection of influential parameters of encountered wave through heave and pitch responses could be utilised to limit a large ship's motion at sea.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A43-A51
JournalInternational Journal of Maritime Engineering
Volume154
Issue numberA1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Identification of influential parameters in a ship's motion responses : a route to monitoring dynamic stability. / Enshaei, H.; Birmingham, R.; Mesbahi, E.

In: International Journal of Maritime Engineering, Vol. 154, No. A1, 2012, p. A43-A51.

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