Most offshore structures including offshore wind turbines, ships, etc. suffer from the impulsive pressure loads due to slamming phenomena in rough waves. The effects of elasticity & plasticity on such slamming loads are investigated through wet free drop test results of several steel unstiffened flat bottom bodies in the rectangular water tank. Also, their cumulative deformations by consecutively repetitive free drops from 1000 mm to 2000 mm in height are measured.
Shin, H., Seo, B., & Cho, S. R. (2018). Experimental investigation of slamming impact acted on flat bottom bodies and cumulative damage. International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 10(3), 294–306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2017.06.004