Dynamic positioning is the technique of maintaining a vessel's position and heading by the use of thrust alone. The thrust must be varied to counter the disturbing forces of wind, waves, and current which constantly act on the ship. The basic problem of dynamic positioning, therefore, is to determine the manner in which to vary the thrust. The article describes the principles of dynamic positioning with emphasis on deep drilling applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Stockton, T R
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Accession Number: 00046605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM