DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A PASSIVE, MOVING-WEIGHT ROLL STABILIZER FOR THE U.S.C.G. 82-FOOT CLASS PATROL BOAT
The United States Coast Guard 82-Foot Class of patrol vessels typify potentially suitable applications for a passive, moving-weight roll stabilizer system. As a result of an internal development program, Hydronautics, Incorporated produced a pilot model of such a system and, in cooperation with the Coast Guard, installed this unit aboard a vessel for full scale trials. The paper briefly describes the design development, and a series of simulations, hydrodynamic model tests, and mechanical tests. The program of full-scale trials is presented, and trial result are summarized which correlate with engineering predictions and demonstrate marked roll motion reductions. Brief comparisons with common stabilization methods are also presented.
- Prepared for presentation to Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, March 21, 1972, Washington, D.C.
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- Kirkman, K L
- Publication Date: 1972
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Ship motion; Soil stabilization; Stabilizers
- Old TRIS Terms: Roll stabilization; Ship response; Stabilization systems
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00032665
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM