Damping Coefficient on a rolling boat

Discussion in 'Education' started by alock, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. alock
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    alock New Member

    I need help to in understanding how much damping a boat would have in calm water?

    I am basically attempting to simulate a boat on water (for simplicity its not a sailing boat).

    If a boat has been disturbed so that it rolls (say 10 degrees), how would I calculate the damping coefficient? (lets assume that the boats dimensions, weight, etc are know) .

    I believe it has something to do with eddies and viscous drag and the idea is it can be implemented with damped harmonic motion equation.

    Can anyone help please?
  2. Marvic
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    Marvic Junior Member


    a reason you may not have got a reply to your post is this request is not as straight forward as you may think but it can be calculated if you send me your email address I can email you a step by step procedure to calculate
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