THE USE OF SEAKEEPING IN SHIP OPERATIONS: A STATUS REPORT

This report is the first in a series that will consider the inclusion of seakeeping in ship operations. The primary topic covered is the utilization of known ship performance data in the process of making operational decisions. State-of-the-art ship routing techniques are described and suggestions for improved routing techniques which reflect forecast wave conditions as well as the response characteristics (attainable speed) of the ship are given. The need for on-board seakeeping guidance of the fleet is illustrated and it is considered that the ongoing cooperative efforts of the research, design, and operations communities can now provide such guidance. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Bales, S L
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-773-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM