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Damping data

In this tab a damping file can be imported and options can be chosen which are related to hydrodynamic damping properties. 

The following check boxes can be selected:

  • Scale damping file
  • Wichers damping
  • Use Aranha approximation


Scale damping data

When a damping file is available this damping data can be scaled with the scale factor from the Ship data tab. This is done when the check box "Scale damping file" is selected. A damping file contains linear and quadratic damping coefficients for six degrees of freedom. These damping coefficients can be the results of decay tests, for example. Using a damping file is not obligatory.
The file can be imported, exported or deleted. Importing a file means that a file is zipped into the aNyMoor input file (<name>.any). Exporting means that a file is extracted from the aNyMoor input file and a local copy is made, so that the contents of the file can be viewed. Deleting a file means that a file is removed from the aNyMoor input file.

The file should contain two columns, separated by spaces and/or tabs. The first column contains linear damping coefficients for all 6 degrees of freedom, the second column contains quadratic damping coefficients. The units of the linear damping coefficients are [kN/m/s] and [kNm/rad/s], the units of the quadratic coefficients are [kN/(m/s)2] and [kNm/(rad/s)2]. Here is an example showing linear damping for surge, sway, roll and yaw.


Wichers damping

The so-called Wichers damping is applied when the check box "Wichers damping" is selected. This is a calculation method for viscous damping, with and without current, for tanker shaped vessels. More information can be found in the PhD thesis "Simulation model for a single point moored tanker" by J.E.W. Wichers.


Use Aranha approximation

The Aranha method is applied for the correction of wave drift forces due to current. It has two additional properties which can be selected:

    1. Check box "Without current": use Aranha without taking current into account
    2. Check box "Newman correction on P-matrix": use Aranha with the Newman correction on the P-matrix

It is not possible to use Aranha damping in combination with a regular wave.

More information about the Aranha damping can be found here.

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