IBEX 365 Education

Ride Engineering – A Multi-Pronged Approach to Shock Reduction

This seminar was presented at IBEX 2023 as part of the Education Conference Seminar Series. The full seminar is now available in recorded format for $25/person.

High slamming loads that cause operator and passenger discomfort and injury have plagued high-speed boat designers and operators for decades. Solutions to the problem have been promised by naval architects, composites engineers, seat manufacturers, propulsion and trim experts, and professional boat operators, but none of them has a silver bullet. This seminar will bring a full spectrum of relevant experts to the podium to trace the damaging slamming loads from the boat’s running attitude and behavior while under way, to the point of impact when the hull crashes into a wave, through the running-surface into the material structure of the hull, then into the cockpit or pilothouse sole, seats, and the actual helm station, and lastly into the vulnerable human frame. They’ll explain the potentials for shock reduction at every step of the way, as well as technologies to amend a vessel’s slamming behavior in various conditions, how to measure operator exposure, the value of modeling hull behavior, and predictive software solutions that can advise operators on optimal speed and handling. Attendees will come away with a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of ride engineering and the numerous small gains that can prevent discomfort and injury during high-speed operations at sea.

Speakers

Scott Porta

Scott Porta
President at Porta Performance

Scott Lewit

Scott Lewit
President at Structural Composites, Inc. and COMPSYS, Inc.

Naethan Eagles

Naethan Eagles
Technical Director at TotalSim US

Karl Birgir Bjornsson

Karl Birgir Bjornsson
CEO and Co-Founder at Hefring Marine

Rich Kase

Rich Kase
Product Engineer at SKYDEX

Ron Carpenter

Ron Carpenter
President, Ullman Design

This seminar was produced by:

Professional BoatBuilder Magazine


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