An approach is investigated in this study for structural dynamic analysis of a high-speed planing hull, in which the pointwise acceleration data collected from sea trials are enforced as base excitation. The paper first performed the full boat analysis of an 11-meter high speed craft for a period of one wave impact selected from each of nine seakeeping runs. The sea trial acceleration data collected from 11 accelerometers placed close to the centerline and the keel are enforced as input, while those from 3 accelerometers placed around the pilot cabin are selected for validation. The substructure dynamic analysis of the isolated pilot cabin was then conducted and validated, in which 7 pointwise enforced accelerations are selected from the simulation output of the full boat dynamic analysis. The substructure dynamic analysis enables detailed investigation of local stress concentrations where critical equipment and personnel are located. The proposed approach can be extended to rigid-flexible body coupling analysis of a high-speed craft when it is running with large pitching and yawing motion.
Original Publication Citation
Hou, G. N., Johnson, B., Degroff, J., Trenor, S., & Michaeli, J. (2019). Dynamic response modeling of high-speed planing craft with enforced acceleration. Ocean Engineering, 192, 106493. doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106493
Hou, Gene; Johnson, Brain; Degroff, Jonathan; Trenor, Steven; and Michaeli, Jennifer, "Dynamic Response Modeling of High-Speed Planing Craft with Enforced Acceleration" (2019). Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. 92.