A STUDY ON EVALUATION OF SEAKEEPING PERFORMANCE FOR PASSENGER SHIPS

Because it is important that passenger ships be designed to minimize seasickness among passengers, seakeeping quality should be evaluated at the initial design stage. Vertical acceleration is considered to be the most significant contributor to seasickness. Using the relationship between such acceleration and the percentage of vomiting passengers, as derived in an eariler cited study, this article evaluates the seakeeping quality of a 6,000 GRT cruise ship traveling in regular head waves that are 2m high. The effects on seasickness incidence of the size of a ship, cruising speed and antipitching fins are discussed in detail.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Ikeda, Y
    • Takata, H
    • Ishihara, S
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

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  • Accession Number: 00661845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM