LOW SPEED SEAKEEPING TRIALS OF THE SSP KAIMALINO

Full scale low speed seakeeping trials were conducted on the Stable Semi-submerged Platform (SSP) design designated the SSP Kaimalino, a Small Waterplane Twin Hull (SWATH) with an overall length of 87.8 ft (26.7m). Trials were conducted in a Sea State 5 at various headings at a nominal speed of 5 knots. Measurements were made of craft motions and accelerations, and the seaway. Results are presented in significant value and power spectral form. The results establish the low speed motions of the SSP and illustrate the good seakeeping characteristics inherent in SWATH ship designs. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Fein, J A
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DTNSRDC/SPD-0650-04
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM