ON THE HYDROSTATICS OF FLOATING BODIES WITH ARTICULATED APPENDAGES

The conventional theory of rigid body hydrostatic stability is extended to floating bodies which include freely articulated members as part of the buoyancy and stability contributing structure. The calculations are illustrated using an advanced semisubmersible design which utilises articulated members to achieve a very high deck payload. It is shown that the presence of the articulated members does not degrade the hydrostatic stability to a significant extent and actually enhances it for low angles of vessel inclination. The impact of the articulated members on classification society certification requirements is discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • R.I.N.A. Supplementary Papers, Volume 125 <July 1983> p.229 (8 pp., 5 diag., 1 graph)
  • Authors:
    • Patel, M H
    • WALKER, S
  • Publication Date: 1983-7

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM