RESEARCH ON SHIP CONTROLLABILITY PART 2: STEERING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SERIES 60

An investigation of the steering characteristics of the Series 60 (Cb = 0.60) hull form was performed as part of a broad study to improve merchant ship steering and maneuvering qualities. The experiments consisted of rotating arm tests and free turning tests of a five-foot model. Good agreement between free turning test results and predictions based on rotating arm results indicate that the linear motion prediction method is a useful tool for analyzing steering qualities. Frequency response and harmonic analysis techniques were used with lateral motion derivatives obtained on the rotating arm to predict zig-zag maneuvers of the model.(Author) (See also PB-163288)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stevens Institute of Technology

    Davidson Laboratory, Castle Point Station
    Hoboken, NJ  USA  07030
  • Authors:
    • Eda, H
    • Crane Jr, C L
  • Publication Date: 1962-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 923
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2701
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM