Papers Published

  1. L.N. Virgin, Approximate criterion for capsize based on deterministic dynamics, Dynamics and Stability of Systems, vol. 4 no. 1 (1989), pp. 55 - 70 .
    (last updated on 2010/12/05)

    Abstract:
    An approach to studying the critical forcing parameters of an oscillator with a softening spring characteristic is developed. The harmonic response of the system is limited within a region of the phase plane, the boundary of which corresponds to a level of constant total energy for the underlying conservative system. This approach may be a useful conceptual aid in the understanding of the difficult problem of roll motion leading to capsize of a floating vessel.

    Keywords:
    Naval Architecture--Calculations;Hydrodynamics--Fluid Structure Interaction;