Accession Number : AD0747790

Title :   LODCAP - Recreational Small Boat Live Load Capacity Computer Program,

Corporate Author : PAULLING (J RANDOLPH) JR ORINDA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Paulling,J. Randolph , Jr

Report Date : 19 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : A computer program is described which may be used to determine the maximum load which a craft floating in calm water is capable of supporting. This is accomplished by solving the following problem: 'Given the hull geometry, location of above water hull openings, and initial ship weight and center of gravity position, find the magnitude of the variable weight to be placed in a prescribed location such that the resulting static equilibrium sinkage, trim and heel brings one or more of the hull openings down to, but not below, the water surface.' (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HULLS(MARINE), LOADS(FORCES)), (*BOATS, SAFETY), LOAD DISTRIBUTION, COAST GUARD RESEARCH, WEIGHT, PLANING SURFACES, SAFETY, CONTROL SEQUENCES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE