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The Plymouth Student Scientist

Abstract

This project involves investigating the response of a modular pontoon system when put under wave loading. In addition, this report also hopes to establish a point at which the movement of a pontoon due to waves will cause the pontoon to be considered unsuitable for use. This research draws upon previous work conducted within the field and expands upon it using physical modelling. In this case the modelling comprises of a modular pontoon being subjected to waves with a range of frequencies and amplitudes. Thorough analysis of results obtained from this determined that under higher frequency waves the movement response of a modular pontoon is less than that when under low frequency waves. In addition, a recommended value for the slope of a modular pontoon of 1 in 7.5m was defined as the steepest allowable gradient for a modular pontoon before it should be considered unsafe for use

Publication Date

2017-07-01

Publication Title

The Plymouth Student Scientist

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

239

Last Page

280

ISSN

1754-2383

Deposit Date

May 2019

Embargo Period

2024-07-08

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/14145

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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