STABILITY AND CONTROL IN WAVES: A SURVEY OF THE PROBLEM

Manoeuvrability in waves is discussed from the point of view of the dangers of broaching-to when a ship is running before the sea. Conditions are assessed under which this may occur, illustrated by documented cases, including the Wahine disaster in 1968. Because of the problems involved in investigating broaching-to by means of free-running model tests, there is an urgent need for reliable mathematical models; however, theories published so far, based on two different simplifications, are shown to have limitations. It is argued that the theory must take account of pitching, surging, rolling and orbital motion of the water particles.

  • 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:
    • Conolly, J E
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00323552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM