Contemporary Ideas on Ship Stability

1st Edition




Widely publicised disasters serve as a reminder to the maritime profession of the eminent need for enhancing safety cost-effectively and as a strong indicator of the existing gaps in the stability safety of ships and ocean vehicles. The problem of ship stability is so complex that practically meaningful solutions are feasible only through close international collaboration and concerted efforts by the maritime community, deriving from sound scientific approaches. Responding to this and building on an established track record of co-operative research between UK and Japan, a Collaborative Research Project (CRP) was launched in 1995.

This volume includes selected material from the first four workshops: 1st in University of Strathclyde, July 1995 organized by Professor Vassalos; 2nd in Osaka Japan, Osaka University, November 1996 organized by Professor Masami Hamamoto; 3rd in Crete Greece, Ship Design Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA-SDL), October 1997 organized by Professor Apostolos Papanikolaou; and 4th in Newfoundland Canada, Institute for Marine Dynamics, September 1998 organized by David Molyneux. It contains 46 papers that represent all currently available expertise on ship stability, spanning 17 countries from around the world. The framework adopted for grouping the papers aims to cover broad areas of ship stability in a way that it provides a template for future volumes.

Table of Contents

Preface. Stability of the Intact Ship. Experimental investigation of ship dynamics in extreme waves (S. Grochowalski). A mathematical model of ship motions leading to capsize in astern waves (M. Hamamoto, A. Munif). A note on the conceptual understanding of the stability theory of ships (A.Y. Odabasi). The role and the methods of simulation of ship behaviour at sea including ship capsizing (V. Armenio et al.). Geometrical aspects of the broaching-to instability (K.J. Spyrou). Application of nonlinear dynamical system approach to ship capsize due to broaching in following and quartering seas (N. Umeda). Broaching and capsize model tests for validation of numerical ship motion predictions (J. O. de Kat, W.L. Thomas III). Sensitivity of capsize to a symmetry breaking bias (B. Cotton et al.). Some recent advances in the analysis of ship roll motion (B. Cotton et al.). Ship capsize assessment and nonlinear dynamics (K.J. Spyrou). The mathematical modelling of large amplitude rolling in beam waves (A. Francescutto, G. Contento). Characteristics of roll motion for small fishing boats (K. Amagai et al.). Piecewise linear approach to nonlinear ship dynamics (V. Belenkiy). Damaged Ship Stability. The water on deck problem of damaged ro-ro ferries (D. Vassalos). Water-on-deck accumulation studies by the sname ad hoc ro-ro safety panel (B.L. Hutchison). An experimental study on flooding into the car deck of a ro-ro ferry through damaged bow door (N. Shimizu et al.). Damage stability tests with models of ro-ro ferries a cost effective method for upgrading and designing ro-ro ferries (M. Schindler). About safety assessment of damaged ships (R. Kambisseri, Y. Ikeda). Survivability of damaged ro-ro passenger vessels (B.C. Chang, P. Blume). Dynamics of a ship with partially flooded compartment (J. O. de Kat). Ro-ro passenger vessels survivability-a study of three different hull form


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