beam sea

beam sea

[′bēm ‚sē]
(navigation)
Waves moving in a direction approximately 90° from the heading.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During that 307 nautical mile race, Rival an 11.6-metre sloop, was rolled 360 degrees by a tremendous beam sea and dismasted.
Anti-roll tanks reduce the rolling in many conditions, but not in the heavy beam sea that we experienced during a strong October mistral in the Western Mediterranean, when two sails were ripped.
with linear and cubic damped terms is used to model the dynamical responses of several engineering applications such as the nanomechanical dynamical response of a doubly clamped beam [24], the nonlinear rolling motion of a ship in random beam seas [25], the modeling of nonlinear elastomeric vibration isolators [1], and the generalized damped general pendulum equation [26], among others.
Recessed hydraulic trim tabs with indicator lights come standard and allowed us to quickly correct for beam seas.
Knorr roiled in the beam seas; it, too, would return.