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Dynamic Motions of the Cabin Mounted on the Mono-Hull Planing Boat Using Suspension System in Waves


The necessity for higher speed and appropriate seakeeping performance of boats has led to extensive research. Hence, this research mainly discusses the optimal behavior of the boat against motions. From an economic point of view, reducing motions of the boat minimizes the damage caused by shock and vibration to the boat and equipment. Other benefits include comfort and safety and, as a result, improved human operating ability. Suspension systems are rarely used as motion controller in a boat. In multi-hull boats, the hull is an inseparable part of the vessels, so the wave will affect crew and equipment. This paper proposes and evaluates a novel concept boat equipped with a suspended cabin. The hull and superstructure (cabin) are separated in this new form by a simple passive suspension system. This study used numerical analysis to examine the seakeeping performance of the planing boat Fridsma model equipped with a passive suspension system under regular wave conditions. The hydrodynamics of the planing hull were modeled using commercial software, STAR-CCM+. For simulation of the passive suspension system between boat and cabin, MATLAB software was used. Results showed that the motion of the cabin, which is where the crew and equipment are located, decreased in regular waves.


Planing hull, Fridsma model, Cabin, Suspension system, Dynamic motions, Wave effect


Vol. 29 No. 1 (2022)
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  • Hassan Bahrami

    Department of Maritime Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • Hassan Ghassemi

    Department of Maritime Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

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