Reliability engineering analysis and reviews are reported of a dual electro-hydraulic steering system for large commercial merchant vessels. Recommendations are given to aid Coast Guard Design review, vessel inspections, and accident investigations. An assessment of the study results is stated for applications of the reliability analysis procedures to navigation systems and other maneuvering systems. Conclusions include consideration of comments from contacts with Coast Guard marine inspectors, American Bureau of Shipping surveyors, ship yard supervisors, and ship owner port engineers and chief engineers. Summaries are stated from literature search and from study of vessel casualty reports and listings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910
  • Authors:
    • Ewing, L M
    • Webster, C M
    • Hackley, C L
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-958-198-111-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-43106-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM