PRELIMINARY ROLL STABILIZER SIZING PREDICTIONS FOR A U.S. COAST GUARD MEDIUM ENDURANCE CUTTER (WMEC)
This investigation provides roll motion predictions for a U.S. Coast Guard 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC). The predictions are used to assess the roll stabilization obtained with various sizes of bilge keels and active fin stabilizers. The predictions indicate that a reasonable roll response can be obtained with 9.67 square meters (104 square feet) bilge keels located aft of 2.32 square meters (25 square feet) active fin stabilizers. At higher ship speeds this stabilizer configuration should provide adequate roll stabilization for helicopter operations at all headings for most sea conditions with significant wave heights of around 3 m (9.8 ft).
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterShip Performance Department
Bethesda, MD United States 20084
- Foley, E W
- Jones, H D
- Publication Date: 1976-11
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Bilges; Fins (Aircraft); Government vessels; Helicopters; Hulls; Landing; Rolling; Ship motion; Soil stabilization; Stabilizers
- Identifier Terms: United States Coast Guard; United States Coast Guard ships
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship hulls; Stabilization
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft landing; Bilge keels; Fin stabilizers; Roll; Roll stabilization; Stabilization systems
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00151193
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DTNSRDC-SPD-674-07 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM