The influence on the wave loads of changing ship speed and/or heading angle is briefly explained. The effect of changes in speed and/or course cannot be uniquely determined from the navigators "feel" of the ship. A change in the speed or the course can cause some loads to decrease while others are increasing. The trend is not the same in all seas. The officer in charge must take great care and evaluate each situation before a decision on speed reduction or change in course is made. It is considered to be a difficult task to keep all wave-loads at an acceptable level when navigating in heavy weather. For this reason it is recommended that large and fast ships are equipped with a hull surveillance system.

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    Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited

    John Adam House, John Adam Street
    London WC2N 6JH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lindemann, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00131526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Fuel and Metallurgical Journals Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM