volume 3, issue 3, P219-236 2013
DOI: 10.12989/ose.2013.3.3.219
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Stefano Brizzolara, Luca Bonfiglio, Joao Seixas De Medeiros

Abstract: The accurate prediction of motion in waves of a marine vehicle is essential to assess the maximum sea state vs. operational requirements. This is particularly true for small crafts, such as Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASV). Two different numerical methods to predict motions of a SWATH-ASV are considered: an inviscid strip theory initially developed at MIT for catamarans and then adapted for SWATHs and new a hybrid strip theory, based on the numerical solution of the radiation forces by an unsteady viscous, non…

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