COMPARISON OF STABILITY FOR CONVENTIONAL AND CATAMARAN HULL FORMS FOR CONTAINERSHIPS
Stability is a major problem facing containerships. To maintain seaworthiness they must be extensively ballasted. The small transverse metacentric height necessary to produce the low angular accelerations required for fitted cargo on deck is in direct opposition to the greater transverse metacentric height necessary to produce a small amplitude of roll. Trying to overcome this problem, the authors have analyzed the stability of three hull types: single hull, conventional catamaran hull, and unconventional catamaran hull. Considering stability characteristics alone, one type was superior. The authors hope this paper will contribute to the development of an improved second generation of containership.
- Presented at Chesapeake Section of SNAME, Oct 1971.
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- Haciski, E K
- Weibel, R A
- Publication Date: 1971-10
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 107 p.
- TRT Terms: Containerships; Maneuverability; Ship motion; Stability (Mechanics); Twin hulled ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Ship stability
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00019634
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM