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Asymmetric and nonlinear unsteady loads on high speed ferries [ 2005 - 2007 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0560287]

Researchers Prof MR Davis; Dr GA Thomas; Mr TJ Roberts; Mr NS Wells; Dr DS Holloway

Brief description Australia has taken a pioneering lead in the design of high speed multi-hull ferries and continues to extend their speed, range and payload performance. Design leadership and the technology which supports it are crucial to maintaining the existing large share of the international market for such vessels. Recently freight and military transport vessels have been exposed to much more severe wave conditions than passenger vessels and this has increased the need for improved prediction of structural loads due to waves. This project directly addresses that need by computation and model validation testing. The industry is a significant export earner and employer within Australia and so the project directly underpins those national benefits.

Funding Amount $356,528

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