USING CUBIC SPLINES FOR CARRYING OUT HYDROSTATIC CALCULATIONS WITH MICROCOMPUTERS

Microprocessors now allow comparatively small organisations to carry out hydrostatic calculations <for intact stability, volumetric displacements, launchings, etc.> without recourse to large computer-centres. The necessary software, however, may need some expensive development, and to overcome this the Author outlines a method for constructing a software package comparatively simply. In this method, a simple algorithm based on cubic splines is developed with which the surface and surface-moment calculations, and the integrations for the hydrostatic problems, can be carried out. A physical interpretation allows spline representations of the ship's lines to be put into a form that is easily handled and is compatible with the requirements of hydrostatic calculations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Schiff u. Hafen, 35 <1983>, p. 68 <May> (2 pp., 5 ref., 2 graphs)
  • Authors:
    • Colic, B
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • German

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM