Accession Number : AD0774144
Title : Prediction of Sinkage and Trim for Ships.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY COLL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Sibul,O. J. ; Yeung,Ronald W. ; Scragg,Carl ; Webster,William C.
Report Date : JAN 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : A method is presented for computing the sinkage and trim of a thin ship with finite draft steaming at a constant speed in an otherwise undisturbed sea. The algorithm is essentially an extension of that developed by Yeung in an earlier paper. A crude method of accounting for the effects of viscous effects is also included. The resulting theoretical predictions appear to yield a substantial improvement over Yeung's earlier calculations and also are very close to measured values of sinkage and trim for a wide variety of hull forms. (Author)
Descriptors : *Ships, *Ship motion, Ocean waves, Motion, Ship hulls, Mathematical prediction
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE