Jiao, JL., Ren, H.L. and Guedes Soares, C. (2021), “A review of large-scale model at-sea measurements for ship hydrodynamics and structural loads”, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 227, 108863 (34 pages).

This paper reviews the state-of-the-art research progress of large-scale model at-sea measurements in relation to ship resistance, propulsion, manoeuvrability, seakeeping and structural loads. Physical experiments have long been an indispensable tool in the research of ship hydrodynamics and structural loads. To date, a substantial number of experiments including tank model tests and full-scale measurements have been extensively conducted and reported. In the recent years, an alternative experimental approach, namely large-scale model measurement, has been paid special attention in order to better understand some strongly nonlinear fluidstructure interaction problems and rarely occurring events on ships in realistic and complex ocean environment. The review on large-scale seakeeping and wave loads experiments is undertaken by extensively referring related work conducted worldwide. Challenges and recommendations towards further developing and refining large-scale model measurement techniques are also reported and discussed.

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