An experimental study of motion behaviour with an intact and damaged Ro-Ro ship model

Emin Korkut*, Mehmet Atlar, Atilla Incecik

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Six degrees of freedom motion response tests of a Ro-Ro model have been carried out in regular waves for intact and damaged conditions. The stationary model was tested in different wave heights and wave frequencies for the head, beam and stern quartering seas in order to explore the effect of damage and varying wave heights on the motion responses of the model. Analysis of the results indicates that damage has an adverse effect on the motion responses of the model depending upon the directionality of the waves and frequency range applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-512
Number of pages30
JournalOcean Engineering
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


Although the opinions in this paper belong to the Authors, this paper is based upon a project entitled DEXTREMEL: Design for Structural Safety under Extreme Loads, which was performed in partnership with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Astilleros Espanoles, the Technical University of Denmark, Germanischer Llyod, the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands, the National Technical University of Athens and SIRENHA, and under the umbrella of the BRITE-EURAM III Programme of the European Community Commission with contract no: BRPR-CT97-0513. The authors gratefully acknowledge the efforts and contributions made by Mr. D. Lamb, who is the supervisor of the University of Newcastle Towing Tank, during the preparation and performance of the entire model tests.

FundersFunder number
European Community CommissionBRPR-CT97-0513
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
National Technical University of Athens


    • Damaged stability
    • Intact stability
    • Ro-Ro ferry
    • Safety
    • Ship motions


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