During the nineteenth century the design of warships for seakeeping developed in the form of a series of guidelines, based on experience but guided by Froude's theory of the behaviour of ships in waves. The principal requirement was firstly to prevent capsize and secondarily for accurate gunnery which directed attention to rolling. Later freeboard became important. During World War II attention shifted to anti-submarine warfare, firstly in maintaining speed in a seaway and later in operating helicopters in bad weather. Limitations on human performance were perceived as important. The development of strip theory together with that of powerful computers made it possible to quantify many more aspects and also to consider the variation of multiple parameters in the design stage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Conf on Seakeeping and Weather; 28 Feb & 1 March 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 1 [9 p, 43 ref, 4 tab, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D K
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00717099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM