Because of the time and expense involved in the calculations and, particularly, in model tests, seakeeping behaviour has received little consideration during ship design. However, a set of data ready for use and describing the behaviour of a systematically-varied family of hull forms, together with a simple interpolation-program, can quickly and easily provide the characteristic data required to enable seakeeping behaviour to be used as an additional quantitative criterion for design decisions. A set of such data, consisting of almost 252,000 items arranged in over 300 tables has been produced by the HSVA, together with a simple interpolation-program (in Fortran) used in the dialogue mode (manual interpolation is possible, but takes too much time). This Author presents a description, abridged from HSVA Report No. 15-5, of the structure and operation of this design aid which in addition to providing an additional design criterion, can furnish useful information for establishing scantlings and on the increase in resistance in a seaway. Some examples of its use are included. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,332.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is based on HSVA Report No. 1505 by the same Author.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Blume, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-1


  • German

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM