SEAKEEPING TESTS WITH FREE RUNNING MODELS IN A WAVE BASIN

The seakeeping characteristics of a ship with forward speed are strongly dependent on the direction of the waves relative to the ship heading. In head and following sea a towing tank is sufficient to investigate the behaviour of the ship, while in oblique sea a wide wave basin is necessary. The paper compares results from tests in regular, irregular and transient waves. By using free running models the ship speed and the dimensions of the wave basin will impose high requirements on the testing techniques. All tests presented here are carried out with a free running cruise ship, and data obtained by the methods are analyzed and compared with calculations. The advantages and disadvantages of the different methods are discussed and possible improvements are suggested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Conf on Seakeeping and Weather; 28 Feb & 1 March 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 18 [10 p, 4 ref, 1 tab, 8 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Aanesland, V
    • Stansberg, C T
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM