SEAKEEPING MODEL TESTS OF THREE MODERN BULK CARRIER HULL FORMS

The results of a series of seakeeping tests on three models are presented. The models represent modern high block coefficient bulk carrier hull forms. Each model was tested at three loading conditions corresponding to full load, minimum ballast condition based on IMCO requirements and at ballast condition somewhat less than required by IMCO. The program for each model included roll decay tests, induced roll tests, beam sea tests and head sea tests. The results are presented in a form which can be used to validate analytical predictions of seakeeping behavior or to make direct predictions of seakeeping performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available only to U.S. Companies through the Maritime Administration, Office of Maritime Technology, Washington, D.C. 20230.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Sheldon, L R
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 7454-1 Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 1-35587
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM