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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for presentation to Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, March 21, 1972, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Kirkman, K L
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM