Accession Number : AD0768697

Title :   Capsizing Experiments in San Francisco Bay.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. for 1973,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

Personal Author(s) : Chou,S. J. ; Magel,L. F. ; Oakley,O. H. ; Paulling,J. R. ; Wood,P. D.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The report describes accomplishments for the period May 1, 1972 - June, 1973, under a research program entitled, 'Stability and Ship Motion in a Seaway'. The principal objective of this program is the study of extreme ship motion in waves, particularly in regard to survivability against capsizing. The research includes a program of experiments conducted with free-running radio controlled ship models in the open waters of San Francisco Bay, and a theoretical part involving studies of large amplitude motion and the extrapolation of current research results to real ship experience. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MERCHANT VESSELS, STABILITY), SHIP MODELS, OCEAN WAVES, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, INSTRUMENTATION, LINEAR PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE