SEAKEEPING BY DESIGN

Seakeeping is the ability of our ships to go to sea, and successfully and safely execute their missions despite adverse environmental factors. Those few words identify the two major issues facing the operator today and provide the focus for all subsequent seakeeping efforts within the design community at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). For it is these two issues of mission success and safety at sea which are addressed within NAVSEA, for each new ship design and for ships in the Fleet, in terms of: SEAKEEPING PERFORMANCE--Ability to execute mission in a sea environment, and SEAWORTHINESS--Ability to survive in an extreme sea environment. In the past, the design of ships exhibiting superior seakeeping performance and seaworthiness has been looked upon by many as an art or an academic exercise. The objective of this paper then is to demonstrate clearly that the ability of our ships to execute their missions successfully and safely in a sea environment is not by chance but by design.

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    • ASNE Day 1980 Technical Paper: Session No. 5--Hydrodynamics.
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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Comstock, E
    • Keane Jr, R G
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 157-178
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM