SEAKEEPING TRIALS OF THE STABLE SEMI-SUBMERGED PLATFORM (SSP KAIMALINO)
Full scale trials were conducted on the Stable Semi-Submerged Platform (SSP) known as the SSP Kaimalino, a Small Water Plane Twin Hull (SWATH) with an overall length of 87.8 ft (26.76m) and displacement of 193 tons (196 MTSW). Trials were conducted in a Sea State 4 at various headings and speeds. A helicopter was used to obtain motion and still photographs with an oceangoing tug running alongside for comparison purposes. Measurements were made of craft motions and accelerations as well as pressures on the craft structures due to wave impacting. (Author)
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterShip Performance Department
Bethesda, MD USA 20084
- Kallio, J A
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Pagination: 58 p.
- TRT Terms: Catamarans; Design; Hydrodynamics; Hydrofoil boats; Impacts; Pressure; Seakeeping; Seas; Semisubmersibles; Ship trials; Small ships; Stabilized platforms; Submersibles; SWATH ships; Testing
- Old TRIS Terms: Design process; Hydrofoil craft; Sea testing; Semisubmerged
- Subject Areas: Design; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00150767
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-650-03 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM