Ship maneuverability must be investigated earlier in the design stages of vessels such as large tankers which are characterized by decreased length-to-breadth ratio and increased block coefficient. Containerships and car ferries also present maneuverability problems due to the large lateral area above the water line. A new technique for assessing maneuverability early in the design stage is the ship maneuverability computer simulation program. This computer program embraces all present sea trial tests except stopping. Computer simulation, model tests and sea trials show good agreement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design, held by IFIP/IFAC/JSNA, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28-30, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North-Holland Publishing Company

    52 Vanderbilt Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Mori, M
    • TANAKA, M
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: II-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM