THE BRAKING OF LARGE VESSELS

The braking and stopping of large vessels have become more and more difficult because of the ever-increasing size of modern bulk carriers and tankers. The authors have studied this problem for more than five years, and the results of their collaboration are given in this paper. They show the possibilities of braking large ships by means of the screw-propeller, the rudder, or special braking devices like braking flaps installed at the fore-side of a ship. Many model tests were made to check "crash-stop" trials at sea. These tests are reviewed. Also, attempts to explain the mechanism of stopping are made and the correlation between real ship stopping and model tests is investigated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Diamond Jubilee International Meeting, New York City, 1968, paper number 11.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Jaeger, H E
    • Jourdain, M
  • Publication Date: 1968-6-18

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1972 12:00AM