FERRY WAVE MEASUREMENTS IN DEEP WATER

Ronald E. Nece, Michael R. McCaslin, Derald R. Christensen, Harry H. Yeh

Abstract


Data are presented for ship waves generated and measured in deep water. Results show the variation of maximum vessel waves with both vessel speed and distance from the vessel sailing line. Three automobile ferries of different configurations were tested. Field test procedures, limitations, and problems are described.

Keywords


deep water; ferry wave; wave measurements

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