Accession Number : AD0714078

Title :   Stability and Ship Motion in a Seaway.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. 1 Jul 69-30 Jun 70,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

Personal Author(s) : Paulling,J. R.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The report describes work which was performed preparatory to the testing of free running radio controlled ship models in natural sea conditions in San Francisco Bay. The work comprises two parts: theoretical analysis employs both linear and non-linear mathematical models to describe the motion of the ship in waves. The linear procedure has not yet led to final results and work is continuing. The experimental preparations include the evaluation of radio control equipment, ship motion monitoring and recording instruments, wave measuring arrays, and the design of a catamaran test platform. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIP MODELS, MODEL TESTS), STABILITY, MOTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, TEST EQUIPMENT, MONITORS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, CATAMARANS, MERCHANT VESSELS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE