MODEL TESTS AND COMPUTER SIMULATIONS--AN EFFECTIVE COMBINATION FOR INVESTIGATION OF BROACHING PHENOMENA

Difficulties in staying on course, combined with large rolling amplitudes, are problems experienced by most vessels operating in heavy following or stern quartering seas. Broaching occurs when the conditions are so severe that control of the vessel is lost. In Sweden, where a large number of patrol craft operate around the coast, this is a major seakeeping problem. This paper gives the results of development work by the authors. A method implying a combination of model tests and time-domain computer simulations is presented. Results showing the utility of the method for studies of transverse stability and coursekeeping behavior for a patrol craft are given. The influence on behavior in following seas of changing to waterjets on a triple-screw patrol vessel is also shown. Finally, the definition of broaching is discussed in relation to the helmsman's work.

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  • Authors:
    • RUTGERSSON, O
    • Ottosson, P
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Accession Number: 00655581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM