ANALYSING AND TROUBLESHOOTING POOR VESSEL PERFORMANCE: TECHNIQUES USING CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE PREDICTION SOFTWARE

One of the most difficult situations that an owner can face is the delivery of a vessel that does not fulfil the objectives of their business plan. The first step to correcting a problem is a clear analysis of the nature of the problem such as: the design calculations may have been incomplete or improperly used; the weight of the vessel may have grown during construction; and the propulsion system may be incorrect. This paper describes some techniques used to solve these problems. Each of them can be applied by any naval architect armed with powerful yet cost-effective PC-based performance prediction software. Typical performance problems are described, as are ways to reliably evaluate and correct poor performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Fast Ferry Intl Conf, 11th; 21-23 Feb 1995; Hong Kong. Pprs. Publ by High Speed Surface Craft Associates, UK {10 p, 3 ref, 2 tab, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • MacPherson, D M
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM