An effort has been made to develop maneuvering motion prediction capability (i.e., digital-computer simulation capability) or real ships proceeding under various conditions with changes in ship loading and water depth. Presented here are the results of maneuvering characteristics and ship trajectories predicted through computer-aided analysis and utilizing the model test results. Also included are the encouraging correlations between predictions and trial results. In an effort to improve the mathematical model, which represents ship maneuvering motion under actual operating conditions, vessel tracking measurements were made on the 80,000 DWT tanker during transit in New York Harbor waterways. Application of these results has been made to a variety of harbor configurations from the viewpoint of maneuvering safety during harbor transit.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of 28 technical papers published in the Proceedings of the Third Annual CAORF Symposium, Maritime Simulation Research, held October 15-16, 1979, King's Point, N.Y. See MRIS Abstract No. 310209.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Eda, H
  • Publication Date: 1979-10-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 18 Conf Paper
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM