This textbook is recommended as a handbook for engineers and designers in water transportation and in shipbuilding. The fundamentals of the theory of motion stability and ship maneuverability are discussed, as well as the methods of applying it to the solution of problems encountered in designing and operating ships. The methods of determining the external forces acting on a vessel during curvilinear motion are examined. General equations for the controllability of a vessel are given, as well as cases of steady motion controlled by the rudder and various external forces, motion stability of an unguided ship and of a ship equipped with an automatic control system. Cases of ship motion are analyzed permitting the use of linear equations for the controllability of ships equipped with autopilots including use of the fundamental methods of the automatic control theory. Practical maneuverability problems (solved in linear formulation) and fundamental research results relating to methods of evaluating ship maneuverability according to materials of model and actual tests of sea- and river-going vessels (cargo vessels, crews, hydrojet vessels, hydrofoil vessels) are discussed. Extensive use is made of research data published in domestic as well as in the foreign literature.

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  • Accession Number: 00014623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Joint Publications Research Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Russian
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1973 12:00AM