Effects of Wind, Waves, and Current on Tow Loads Generated by 1:7 Model and Full Scale Liferafts

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/8895385
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
SubjectLiferaft; Model; Tow Force; Drag; Wind; Current
AbstractThe purpose of this report is to measure the tow force generated by commercially available 16, 42, and 150 person full and 1:7 model scale life rafts in varying environmental conditions. The environmental conditions include varying wave frequencies, wind speeds, and a steady state current. The goal for this project is to use data collected in controlled laboratory conditions to help fill in the knowledge gaps that currently exist in the operation of life rafts in weather conditions. This increase in knowledge would benefit marine operators, the regulatory bodies, the search and rescue planners, the training providers, and the manufactures in developing new designs.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6500
NPARC number8895385
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Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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