An overview of restricted-water maneuvering with heavy emphasis on the course stability of ships in canals is presented, starting with the underlying linear equations and proceeding to the theoretical prediction of the stability derivatives, arriving finally at a careful comparison of theory with published experimental data. Features include an illustration of the use of the hypercircle method in providing upper and lower limits on the solution of the boundary-value problem, a discussion of the role of negative feedback in course stability, and an outline of the technique of plotting the limit cycle on phase-planes to evaluate nonlinear equation constants as a part of a discussion of simple nonlinear models of maneuvering motion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Fujino, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 141 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 184

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM