The attention of owners and designers is drawn to the problem of ship behaviour in rough seas, which governs the capability of the ship. Various examples are known where ships have needed extensive modification to allow them trading in the service for which they were purchased. An analysis of the transverse motion parameters performed at the time of designing or before buying the ship would have prevented these troubles and a loss of money for the owners. Bureau Veritas has some experience in this field and has developed computer programs which permit estimation of the ship's behaviour in rough seas. More information about these sophisticated but commonly used methods can be obtained in relevant Bureau Veritas publications. The main problems raised by the existing Regulations which have a large influence on the conception and design of such ships are discussed. Order from BSRA as No. 54,293.

  • Authors:
    • Huther, M
    • Goutteratel, J
    • Schwenker, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00324752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM