Experiments on a Floating Body Subjected to Forced Oscillation in Calm Water at the Presence of an Open-to-Sea Compartment

  • Jakub Cichowicz
  • Dracos VassalosEmail author
  • Andrzej Jasionowski
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 119)


This paper presents results of the physical experiments carried out at the SSRC, aiming at measurements of hydrodynamic reactions on a cylindrical body forced to roll in calm water with an open-to-sea compartment. The research addresses the problem of ship-floodwater interaction—an issue of fundamental importance in predicting roll damping for ships in damaged condition.


Damaged ship hydrodynamics Ship-floodwater interaction Physical experiments 



The authors would like to express their gratitude to the management and staff of the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory of UoS. They also acknowledge and appreciate the travel support offered by the AuxNavalia project (, which is funded by the Transnational Cooperation in the European Atlantic Area (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Cichowicz
    • 1
  • Dracos Vassalos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrzej Jasionowski
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ship Stability Research Centre, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

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