THE IMPACT OF SEAKEEPING ON SHIP OPERATIONS

A general philosophy of seakeeping is outlined, and a review of the various steps used in seakeeping analysis is given. Operational aspects of seakeeping are discussed as a complementary step to design, considering shipboard guidance as well as shore-based routing. For shipboard use a variety of currently available charts for guidance in heavy weather is first illustrated, indicating the need for a more effective system. The use of monitoring and recording instrumentation as a navigational aid is then described, as well as its use for specific guidance in heavy weather. Actual ship data as recorded and processed by a Heavy Weather Damage Avoidance System currently in use are illustrated. Possible integration of such a system with shore-based routing is evaluated, and a cost/benefit analysis illustrates the economics of the system. Conclusions based on the performance of the system are rather optimistic.

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    • Presented at the February 11,1976 meeting of New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME.
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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Hoffman, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Accession Number: 00138519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM