Impact dynamic interaction of ships with solid ice or stationary rigid structures is a serious problem that affects the safe operation and navigation in arctic regions. The purpose of this study is to present two analytical models of impact interaction between ship roll dynamics and one-side rigid barrier. These models are the phenomenological modeling represented by a power law in stiffness and damping forces, and Zhuravlev non-smooth coordinate transformation. Extensive numerical simulations are carried out for all initial conditions covered by the ship grazing orbit for different values of excitation amplitude and frequencies of external wave roll moment. The basins of attraction of safe operation are obtained and reveal the coexistence of different response regimes such non-impact periodic oscillations, modulation impact motion, period added impact oscillations, chaotic impact motion and unbounded rotational motion. The results are summarized in the bifurcation diagram in terms of response amplitude-excitation amplitude plane.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.