Accession Number : AD0776200

Title :   Recreational Boat Developmental Test Program Developmental Testing. Volume III. Phase II. Small, Lightweight Boat Stability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s) : Sautkulis,C. J. ; Robertson,J. E.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : An experimental/analytical study has been performed to evaluate small, lightweight boat stability characteristics for the purpose of defining a stability index which can be expressed in terms of readily available boat physical parameters. Several candidate stability index parameters have been examined with primary emphasis given to persons capacity, and position of offcenter dummy load for zero dynamic freeboard aft. Persons capacity data were obtained from computer program, and the position data representing offcenter dummy load for zero dynamic freeboard aft was obtained from experiments using a representative selection of small boats.

Descriptors :   *Boats, *Recreation, *Lightweight, *Stability, Hydrodynamics, Model tests, Hulls(Marine), Center of gravity, Test facilities, Test methods, Anthropometry, Loads(Forces), Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE