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TitleMeasurement and prediction of seakeeping motions and structural response on a 12m rib
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsFinch, G.R., Brown N.R., and Calius E.P.
JournalShip and Boat International
Pagination17 - 23
Date Published2000
ISSN00373834 (ISSN)
Keywordshydrodynamics, research and development, rigid inflatable vessel, vessel
AbstractThe success of recreational rigid inflatable boats has seen this high performance hull-form applied to increasingly complex and more demanding roles. As the size, speed and range of operation for these vessel's increases, there is a requirement for an improved understanding of structural loads and motions. A research programme to measure and predict the seakeeping performance and structural response of small high performance vessel's has been established by Industrial Research Limited to foster continued innovation by the New Zealand boatbuilding industry. This paper reports results of measurements and predictions undertaken on 12m RIB's used by the Auckland Maritime Police Unit for policing duties during the America's Cup 2000 campaign.

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