Melvin F. Markey, Thomas D. Carpini
A hydrodynamic rough-water impact-loads investigation of a fixed-trim V-bottom float with a beam-loading coefficient of 5.78 and dead-rise angle of 10 degrees was made at the Langley impact basin. The size of the waves varied from approximately 10 to 60 feet in length and 1 to 2 feet in height. Time histories were obtained showing the position of the model throughout the impact and typical examples are presented. The load coefficient was found to vary primarily with the slope of the impacting wave.
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