HEAVY WEATHER DAMAGE AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (HWDAS) ON THE S. S. LASH ITALIA

The performance of the Heavy Weather Damage Avoidance System (HWDAS), installed on the barge carrying vessel Lash Italia was monitored for five round trip voyages. All equipment performed extremely well, and checks of the computer output against analog records proved the accuracy of the digitized information. An experimental side frame strain gage, for predicting shipping of water on deck forward, was found more useful than the original deck mounted gages. Computer predictions of the effects of maneuvering were more accurate than expected. Suggested criteria for safe limits of ship response are given. Recommendations for future improvements of the equipment are detailed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Webb Institute of Naval Architecture

    Glen Cove, NY  USA 

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024
  • Authors:
    • Hoffman, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-177
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2-4277
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM