QUESTIONS OF THE STANDARIZATION OF THE UNSINKABILITY OF SEAGOING CATAMARANS

In the author's view, world shipbuilding practice indicates that catamarans are the ships of the future. They provide many fine seakeeping and operational qualities and, in particular, a high degree of unsinkability. This article considers possible approaches to the development of standards for the evaluation of unsinkability--that is, for gaging impaired buoyancy and impaired stability--of seagoing catamarans when one or more compartments in one of the hulls is flooded. The compartments are defined as being symmetrical with respect to the hull and asymmetrical with respect to the ship as a whole.

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  • Authors:
    • Solomentsev, O I
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  • Accession Number: 00659460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM