This paper is an introduction to model test methods as a means of establishing the manoeuvring characteristics of ships. Consideration is first given to the reasons for the adoption of model techniques and the information to be obtained. The model techniques are considered under three sections: free models, constrained models and mathematical modelling. The standard tests employed are briefly described and the information that can be obtained, together with any problems. There is a short discussion of the problems of ship/model correlation.
- Proceedings of an International Symposium on Direction Stability and Control of Bodies Moving in Water, London, 1972.
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- Burcher, R K
- Publication Date: 1972
- Pagination: n.p.
- Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
- Volume: 14
- Issue Number: 7
- Publisher: Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited
- TRT Terms: Maneuvering; Mathematical models; Ships; Structural models
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship models
- Old TRIS Terms: Model testing
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00323538
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM