Approximate criterion for capsize based on deterministic dynamics


Journal Article

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. © 1989, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, LN

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 56 - 70

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-3389

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0268-1110

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02681118908806062

Citation Source

  • Scopus