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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of an International Symposium on Direction Stability and Control of Bodies Moving in Water, London, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Burcher, R K
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00323538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM