damping coeffient on a boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' 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?
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