TWO YEARS OF ACCELERATION MEASUREMENTS ON DOCK EXPRESS HEAVY LIFT SHIPS COMPARED WITH PREDICTED VALUES FROM SEVERAL DESIGN METHODS

To safely transport vulnerable cargo on a ship, it is essential to predict the accelerations that will act on the cargo. Several methods to predict the onboard accelerations are available and are discussed. An attempt is made to establish the safety margins of each prediction method by analyzing the acceleration climate measured over several years on three almost identical heavy-lift ships. Based on the measured acceleration climate for the Japan- Arabian Gulf shipping route, a method is proposed for predicting the accelerations on other shipping routes.

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  • Authors:
    • Aalbers, A B
    • Leenaars, C
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00658524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM