MANEUVERING CHARACTERISTICS OF GREAT LAKES SHIPS
Results are presented relative to a two-phase program in which the maneuvering characteristics of Great Lakes ships in critical channels are examined. Data are obtained through analyses of the physical characteristics of the waterways, traffic level projections, historical damage records, and also during interivews with industry personnel. Specific problem situations are identified in terms of channels, vessel types and variables. Also included are data obtained in full-scale trials and captive-model tests under ice-free and ice-covered conditions. Based on these results, the maneuvering performance of Great Lakes bulk carriers is examined. Results clearly indicate substantial stabilizing effects on course stability characteristics due to shallow water and ice-covered water. In particular, greatly reduced turning performance is indicated in ice-covered water.
- Proceedings from the Fourth Annual CAORF Symposium, Ship Operations Research for the Maritime Industry...Looking to the '80s, held September 29-30, 1980.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY USA 11024
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Eda, H
- DeBord, F
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk carriers; Inland waterways; Maneuvering; Mathematical models; Ship simulators; Ship trials; Water traffic
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes
- Old TRIS Terms: Model testing; Restricted water operation; Shallow water maneuvering; Waterways characteristics
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00323333
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM