THE INFLUENCE OF SHALLOW WATER ON THE STRAIGHTNESS OF A SHIP'S MOVEMENT IN THE WIND

The information given in shipboard maneuvering data is compiled during full scale trials in good weather and in water sufficiently deep to have no effect on trial results. Most accidents, however, occur under entirely different conditions--in crowded, narrow or shallow areas. This article therefore addresses the pressing need that exists to study problems related to the effects upon maneuverability of hydrometeorologic factors, shallow water and narrows and to determine the optimal form and content of the information that should be carried onboard concerning ship controllability. The specific problem investigated is the extent to which the shallowness of water can affect the straightness of ship motion in wind.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal article; DTIC distribution restrictions apply
  • Authors:
    • Strashko, A N
  • Publication Date: 1987-10

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  • Accession Number: 00655779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM