A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE EVALUATION OF THE SPECTRAL OCEAN MODEL (SOWM) AS A TOOL FOR SHIP RESPONSE PREDICTION

The availability of a Heavy Weather Damage Avoidance System (HWDAS) aboard the S.S. LASH ITALIA provided an opportunity for a feasibility study of a method of verifying the hindcast and forecast spectra that are routinely produced by the Spectral Ocean Wave Model (SOWM) developed at the U.S. Navy's Fleet Numberical Weather Central (FNWC) Monterey, California. Full-scale response data obtained on a single westbound crossing from Kinetra, Morroco, to New York in January 1976, were compared with responses calculated from analytically obtained transfer functions for several responses and two loading conditions and FNWC forecast and hindcast wave spectra for a number of points on or near the ship's route.

  • 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: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-179
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2-4277
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM