The development and use of various types of models, both physical and theoretical, which form the basis of the rational interdisciplinary solution of ship-manoeuvring problems require as thorough a knowledge as possible of the general characteristics of models. The Author (of the VWS, Berlin) outlines these characteristics and their relationship to present-day manoeuvring problems. Formulae and diagrams are intentionally omitted from his discussion, which is confined to essential concepts. It is mentioned that, while much progress has been made with models, based on probability theory, for seakeeping, the development of models for manoeuvring behviour is in its infancy. Matters needing consideration include random effects due to the seaway, and a number of factors relating to the ship and to the crew.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

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    New York, NY  United States  10010
  • Authors:
    • Schmiechen, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00331593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM