SATISFACTORY SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH FLUIDIC ELEMENT CONTROLLED SHIP ROLL STABILIZATION SYSTEM

A motion control system for the automatic stabilization of ships whereby rolling can be reduced to a minimum even in heavy seas has been developed and is described. This system utilizes a fast-moving counterweight in the form of a mass of water stored in a U-shaped tank following the cross section of the ship. This tank is half full of water and when the ship shows signs of rolling, water is transferred from one end of the U to the other. This system can reduce a roll of 30 degrees to as little as 8 degrees. A detailed discussion on the operation of the system, as well as its various components, is included in the article.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Accession Number: 00084513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM