Accession Number : AD0422277

Title :   A METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE PROBABLE NUMBER AND SEVERITY OF COLISIONS BETWEEN FOILBORNE CRAFT AND FLOATING DEBRIS,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bales,Nathan K.

Report Date : AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Onetype of loading which an operational hydrofoil craft will experience is that resulting from collisions with items of floating debris. This investigation derives a method for predicting the approximate number of collisions producing a structural response of given severity to be anticipated over a long operating period. The derivation is based on certain assumed debris item frequency distributions. Numerical values for these distributions are needed to give practical value to the proposed method. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROFOIL CRAFT, ACCIDENTS), SAFETY, WOOD, FLOATING BODIES, STRESSES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, PROBABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE