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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, LN

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

  • Dynamics and Stability of Systems

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 70