SOME REFLECTIONS ON SHIP-MANOEUVRABILITY TESTS

The Author, of the Institut de Recherches de la Construction Navale, reviews the various manoeuvrability tests for merchant ships, under the headings: 1. Introduction. 2. Conventional Manoeuvrability-Tests. 1. Their Advantages. 2. Data Obtained (1: Helm data. 2: Data on ship movement. 3: Data on propulsion. 4: Environmental data). 3. Characteristic Data for Manoeuvrability (1: Turning tests. 2): Zig-zag tests. 3: Tests for course stability 4: Stopping tests). 4. Manoeuvrability Criteria--Statistical Analysis. 5. Development of Mathematical Models. 6. Limitations of Conventional Manoeuvring Tests. 3. Assessment of Manoeuvring Characteristics for Confined Waters. 1. Factors of Influence during the Manoeuvre (1: The site. 2: Current and wind. 3: The human element. 4: Aids to navigation). 2. Consequences for Manoeuvring Characteristics. 3. Controllability of Ships (1: "Intrinsic" controllability and "helmsman" controllability, 2: Evaluation of controllability. 3: Simulation studies. 4: Scale-model studies). 4. Conclusion. Under this last heading, the Author includes a suggested programme of manoeuvrability tests. The paper also includes a table listing the manoeuvring tests codified by BSRA , SNAME, DNV, and the 14th ITTC. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,849.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at 1978 Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Technique Maritime et Aeronautique

    47 rue de Moneeau
    75008 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Nizery, B
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM