Modeling of Surf-Riding in Irregular Waves

  • Vadim L. Belenky
  • Kostas J. Spyrou
  • Kenneth M. Weems
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 119)


Surf-riding is an important phenomenon for the evaluation of ship dynamic stability, as it is related to one of the principal mechanisms of broaching-to. The evaluation of the probability of surf-riding in irregular waves is a necessary step toward determining the probability of broaching-to following surf-riding. To facilitate the probabilistic study of surf-riding, a simple model of surging and surf-riding in irregular waves of variable bandwidth is introduced. This model can be used to identify patterns of surf-riding in irregular waves.


Surf-riding Irregular waves 



The work described in this paper has been funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under Dr. Patrick Purtell and Dr. Woei-Min Lin, NSWCCD Independent Apply Research (IAR) program under Dr. Jack Price and by ONR Global under Dr. Richard Vogelsong and Dr. Salahuddin Ahmed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vadim L. Belenky
    • 1
  • Kostas J. Spyrou
    • 2
  • Kenneth M. Weems
    • 1
  1. 1.David Taylor Model Basin (NSWCCD)West BethesdaUSA
  2. 2.School of Naval Architecture and Marine EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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