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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings from the Fourth Annual CAORF Symposium, Ship Operations Research for the Maritime Industry...Looking to the '80s, held September 29-30, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

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

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Eda, H
    • DeBord, F
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM