Describes a Bonjeans/Hydrostatics Program for Irregular Shaped Hulls such as catamarans, drill ships, and other exotic shapes. The user defines the hull at each station by a series of strength lines and circular arcs. From this hull definition the Bonjeans Program computes area and area moments at zero and three degree heel. This allows the Hydrostatic Program to perform all calculations involving waterplane area independent of half-breadth values. The flexibility of this program allows hydrostatic properties to be computed for a wide range of forms previously unworkable. Its capability is unique in the industry and can replace repetitive manual calculations with a quick and reliable computerized method.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974. Requests for this paper should be directed to David L. Riley, Offshore Technology Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Woodyard, A H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 815-822
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #2023 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM