Slamming is the impact of the bottom structure of a ship onto the sea surface. It is mainly observed while sailing in waves, when the bow raises from the water and subsequently impacts on it. Slamming induces extremely high loads to ship structures and is taken into consideration when designing ships.
- David K Brown (1999). The Grand Fleet, Warship Design and Development 1906 - 1922 (Second ed.). Anapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-315-X., p. 91
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