PUTTING COMPUTERS IN AT THE HELM

This brief article reports on the setting up of a ship manoeuvring simulator at the Wallsend headquarters of the British Ship Research Association. This BSRA project, sponsored jointly by British Shipbuilders and the Department of Trade, aims at giving the naval architect the facility for predicting at an early design stage the manoeuvring characteristics of a ship simply from the numerical parameters of its hull shape. Thus the computer programs used in the BSRA simulator differ from existing commercial programs, which generally require much more detailed ship data than are available at the early design stage. The simulator will therefore assist in developing better designs and also in minimising the risk of a given design not meeting manoeuvring specifications. In this connection the article mentions that the International Maritime Organisation are currently preparing aset of guidelines and recommendations in the area of ship manoeuvrability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Engr., 255 <1982>, p. 26 <14 Oct.> (1 p., 1 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Keighley, D
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM