Contribution to "An Investigation Into the Loss of the Steel Bark Admiral Karpfanger ex L'Avenir"
One of the unsolved marine catastrophes of the past is the loss of Admiral Karpfanger ex L'Avenir in 1938. In a paper published in the October 2004 issue of MARINE TECHNOLOGY, Roger Ghys and Neil W. Cormack discussed possible causes of the disaster. The present paper discusses a phenomenon that came into attention quite recently, which might have been the cause of the loss: parametric resonance of the rolling motion by head or stern waves. Following a short discussion of that phenomenon, the paper concludes that the vessel might have capsized and sunk as the result of parametric resonance.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2006
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