Accession Number : AD0717609

Title :   Motion of a Ship at the Free Surface.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Chenault,David Waller , II

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Forced harmonic heaving motion of a ship at the free surface of an inviscid incompressible fluid is analyzed. Added mass and damping are determined using finite element techniques. Iso-parametric elements with curved boundaries allow accurate representation of the hull shape. A computer program is developed and results are found to agree closely with previously obtained theoretical and experimental results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, MOTION), INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, DAMPING, SHIP HULLS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE