The importance of proper lighting and brightness of ship compartment interiors in promoting high morale and efficiency of ships crews is stressed. In the combat readiness of a ship there is said to be a direct relationship between the meeting of certain hygienic and medical requirements and the rules of engineering esthetics. In accordance with the science dealing with the rational use of light in an industrial interior (color dynamics), all colors are divided into three groups: 1) Those which have a certain psychological effect on man; 2) those which distinguish; and 3) those which warn. Using optimal color systems in compartments, an attempt is being made to improve the nervous and psychological state of sailors with the objective of decreasing the effects of seasickness, lowering the unpleasant effects of vibration, noise, and other irritants, improving heat regulation conditions and the functioning of the organs of sight, increasing work safety, and lowering the accident rate. Various color schemes and their advantages are discussed, and examples are given of those used on various ships along with an analysis of their effect. It is concluded that there is no single right paint for ship compartments which will assure pleasant conditions for duty and life aboard a ship. However, in combination with sanitary-hygienic and medical requirements the correct color scheme can significantly improve these conditions.

  • Authors:
    • Vinogradov, S K
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 57-61
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  • Accession Number: 00014624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Joint Publications Research Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Russian
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1973 12:00AM