In conformity with general practice, the turning circle characteristics discussed here have been non-dimensionalized using ship length. The terms used and the geometry of the circles are defined. It is also generally acknowledged that maneuvering performance is affected by the shape of a ship's bow profile below water and by the presence or absence of a bulbous bow. There appears to be no published information at all dealing with this, but the present analysis shows a significant effect to be present.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North East Coast Inst of Engineers & Shipbuilders

    Bolbec Hall, Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lyster, C A
    • Knights, H L
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Accession Number: 00310495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM