Global wave loads on a damaged ship

Yongwon Lee, Hoi-Sang Chan, Yongchang Pu, Atilla Incecik, Robert S. Dow

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A computational tool was applied based on a two dimensional linear method to predict the hydrodynamic loads for damaged ships. Experimental tests on a ship model have also been carried out to predict the hydrodynamic loads in various design conditions. The results of the theoretical method and experimental tests are compared to validate the theoretical method. The extreme wave induced loads have been calculated by short term prediction. For the loads in intact condition, the prediction with duration of 20 years at sea state 5 is used, while for loads in damaged conditions the prediction in 96 hours exposure time at sea 3 is used. The maximum values of the most probable extreme amplitudes of dynamic wave induced loads in damaged conditions are much less than those in intact condition because of the reduced time. An opening could change the distribution of not only stillwater bending moment but also wave-induced bending moment. It is observed that although some cross sections are not structurally damaged, the total loads acting on these cross sections after damage may be increased dramatically compared to the original design load in intact condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-268
Number of pages32
JournalShips and Offshore Structures
Issue number3
Early online date9 Aug 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • damaged ship
  • flooding
  • model test
  • static load
  • wave-induced load
  • short-term prediction


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