Skip to main content

Dynamic Knockdown of Canting Keel Yachts in Breaking Waves

Buy Article:

$40.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Yacht canting keel configurations have been developed to maximize the available righting moment by rotating their keel bulb to windward. Regulatory authorities have been required to establish rules covering the design and operation of such systems; however, significant dynamic investigations into their behavior have not been performed. This paper presents results from a theoretical and experimental investigation into the dynamic stability of canting keel sailing yachts when experiencing a knockdown by large breaking waves. Towing tank experiments were conducted on a yacht model with a fixed keel and two canted keel configurations, beam-on to large solitary breaking waves. The motion of the model during the tests was recorded by four video cameras and analyzed using photogrammetry. A comparison of the hydrostatic predictions and experimental results indicate that the traditional GZ approach of assessing the energy required to heel may not be appropriate for yachts with canting keels. In addition, a correlation of the experimental results with the ISO stability index highlights that this index may be unsuitable for categorizing yachts with canting keels with respect to their ability to recover after a knockdown event.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: CAPSIZE; HYDRODYNAMICS (GENERAL); KEELS; MODEL TESTING; SAFETY; SAILING YACHTS; STABILITY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2009-04-01

More about this publication?
  • Marine Technology is dedicated to James Kennedy, 1867-1936, marine engineer, and longtime member of the Society, in recognition and appreciation of his sincere and generous interest in furthering the art of ship design, shipbuilding, ship operation, and related activities.

    The Technical papers in this quarterly flagship journal cover a broad spectrum of research on the latest technological breakthroughs, trends, concepts, and discoveries in the marine industry. SNAME News is packed with Society news and information on national, section, and local levels as well as updates on committee activities, meetings, seminars, professional conferences, and employment opportunities.

    For access to Volume 47 Issue 2 and later, please contact SNAME
  • Information for Authors
  • Membership Information
  • Volume 47 Issue 2 and later
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more