The Effect of Coupled Heave/Heave Velocity or Sway/Sway Velocity Initial Conditions on Capsize Modeling

  • Leigh S. McCue
  • Armin W. Troesch
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 97)


Obar et al. (2001) described a series of model tests and a numerical model of a rectangular barge in regular beam seas with three degrees of freedom in roll, heave, and sway used to investigate the onset of capsize. The model had minimal freeboard resulting in significant water-on-deck. This paper employs the numerical model to examine specifically the impact of the coupling in heave with heave velocity initial conditions or in sway with sway velocity initial conditions on ultimate stability. Direct comparison with experimental results was used to validate the numerical model and can be found in Lee et al (Lee, 2001; Lee et al, 2006).


Wave Height Wave Amplitude Reduce Order Model Integrity Curve Roll Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leigh S. McCue
    • 1
  • Armin W. Troesch
    • 2
  1. 1.Aerospace and Ocean EngineeringVirginia TechVirginiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Naval Architecture and Marine EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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