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ON THE STOPPING DISTANCES OF GIANT VESSELS

This paper considers a practical solution to the stopping distance of ships, with particular reference to modern giant tankers. One solution to the problem has already been evolved by Captain H. Topley of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. The present paper tackles the same subject from quite a different viewpoint. The basic assumptions on which the mathematical treatment has been based is presented in Section 1, which also includes the calculation formulae of the speed and distance run at any time in a maneuver, without proofs. Section 2 deals with clarifying the essential differences between Captain Topley's theory and the author's. The validity of the theories is examined in Section 3 by comparison with the results of actual ship tests. Section 4 presents calculation diagrams prepared by the author.

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    Royal Geographical Society

    1 Kensington Gore
    London SW7,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Tani, H
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

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  • Accession Number: 00019331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1972 12:00AM