Study on Dynamic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Float for Light Seaplane

Yoshio Aoki, Akihisa Tabata, Ryo Goto, Goichi Ben
2016 Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture  
The marine area of Japan, including territorial waters and the exclusive economic zone, is the sixth largest in the world at about 4,470,000 km 2 . Therefore, it is becoming necessary to establish appropriate means of transportation other than ships in order to utilize the area efficiently. In this respect, ultra-light seaplanes are attracting attention from the viewpoint of protecting the natural environment. Accordingly, JRPS (Japan Reinforced Plastics Society) is currently developing FRP
more » ... er-reinforced plastic) floats for such planes. In this study, we conducted simulations of seaplane behavior during alighting by using the smoothed particle hydrodynamics method, which is one of the functions in the PAM-CRASH solver, and we present the observed trend in the vertical acceleration of the floats as a first step toward deriving the impact force from analytical data.
doi:10.17265/1934-7359/2016.02.006 fatcat:5jqmj5g3hvckhodiyleptona4e