The SO3-project carried out in 1976-1981 was an interdisciplinary ship-handling research project conducted at Det norske Veritas and other Norwegian facilities. Preliminary studies of the project indicated that available state-of-the-art hull monitoring systems were too expensive to acquire in addition to being too complicated for the average mate to understand. The project, therefore, was developed as a simple and reliable hull surveillance system that could accurately monitor hull motions and wave loads even in rough weather conditions. After extensive prototype development work and full-scale tests over a 5-year period were carried out, a final version of the complete hull surveillance system was completed. A description is given of the system, an inexpensive, reliable, all- weather instrumentation and recording set that is designed to require a minimum of operator training. The monitoring system is designed for use in most ships, and is said to have an average installation time of only one day.
Det Norske VeritasGrenseveien 92, Etterstad
Oslo 6, Norway
- Lindemann, K
- Robertsson, S
- Publication Date: 1981-9-1
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Hulls; Instrumentation
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull instrumentation; Hull surveillance; Wave loads on ships
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00661690
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Report/Paper Numbers: 81-0776
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM