The purpose of this note is to formulate a concept for evaluating the environmental operability of ships and other sea-going systems in a manner that is meaningful to the designer. The scope of the discussion covers all deployable sea-going systems of the single-hull surface displacement type. Although the ideas presented are intended to be general, catamarans, trimarans, hydrofoil craft, air-cushioned craft and submarines are not considered since they present somewhat special problems not immediately resolvable. Under surface ships, both merchantmen and men-of-war will be discussed. But omitted from consideration are ice-breakers and other vessels intended for operation in ice.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Panel H-7 (Seakeeping Characteristics) of the Hydrodynamics Committee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Saint Denis, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bull. No. 1-32 Tech & Res
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM