Design and validation by the finite element method of the structural arrangement of a riverine low draft combat boat
Inland navigation in shallow waters with partially submerged objects and riparian vegetation might represent severe restrictions to patrolling operations of the Colombian Navy. Consequently, there is a need for a riverine combat and reconnaissance boat with the ability to operate in 0.4 m depth shallow waters and which structural arrangement is to be designed according to maritime classification societies and operational requirements of the navy. The aim of this work is to explain and to validate the 20 knots, 3.8 tons of displacement, 8.6 m length, 2.6 m beam and 0.35 m draft boat scantling by guidelines of the classification societies and hence, improving and validating by direct analysis the hull structural arrangement.
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