Accession Number : AD0604353

Title :   MINIMAL-TIME SHIP ROUTING,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bleick,W. E. ; Faulkner,F. D.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A recent theory of minimal-time ship routing through time-dependent ocean wave height and direction fields is put to a numerical test by using a series of semidaily analyses furnished by the U. S. Navy Fleet Numerical Weather Facility. The interpolations and integrations required are found to be feasible. A resume of the theory is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVIGATION, SHIPS), (*SHIPS, NAVIGATION), OCEAN WAVES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HYDRODYNAMICS, VELOCITY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPUTERS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE