Accession Number : ADA337491

Title :   Parametric Prediction of the Transverse Dynamic Stability of Ships

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sebastian, James W.

PDF Url : ADA337491

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : There currently exists no direct method for predicting the righting energy of a ship based on key geometric hull properties. Consequently, naval architects traditionally select hull parameters based on other constraints and merely check the dynamic stability indicators after designing the preliminary body plan. Quantifying these relationships would allow such indicators to be used as design variables in optimizing a hull form. Additionally, the hull form has a considerable impact on ship motion theory and dynamic stability criteria. This thesis suggests possible functional relationships, to predict the residuary stability of a design using basic hull parameters.

Descriptors :   *SHIP MOTION, *SHIP HULLS, *STATIC STABILITY, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, DYNAMIC RESPONSE, THESES, RESIDUAL STRESS, FRIGATES, SHIP MODELS, NAVAL ARCHITECTURE.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE