Stability and Safety of Ships - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080430010, 9780080523323

Stability and Safety of Ships, Volume 9

1st Edition

Regulation and Operation

Authors: Lech Kobylinski Sigismund Kastner
Print ISBN: 9780080430010
eBook ISBN: 9780080523323
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 26th November 2003
Page Count: 430

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A stability accident is one of the worst things that can happen to a ship. This two-volume set brings together the mass of information available in one practical reference and is essential reading to all concerned with the prevention against capsizing.

Key Features

Focuses on the regulatory, operational aspects of intact stability Provides a detailed review of research and results in the field *Facilitates the confident application of methods to new ship designs


Researchers, academics and professional in ocean engineering; all those concerned with the prevention against capsizing

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Regulation and Operation

Part 1:Development of Stability Standards; Historical development and basic stability concepts, Development and present status of stability standards, Standards based on the consideration of heeling moments, Statistical methods of developing stability standards, Probabilistic approach to the development of stability standards, Model tests of capsizing, Stability regulations - future outlook.

Part 2: Operational Aspects of Stability and Safety; Operational stability - hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, Sea environment, Roll excitation and influence of speed and heading, Resonance and large roll motion, Forces due to roll motion, Measurement and accuracy of stability status, Safety management and operational requirements.


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About the Author

Lech Kobylinski

Sigismund Kastner


"At present this book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of knowledge on the subject." Jeffrey M.Falzarano (SNAME News)
On Professor Kobylinski, "He has been involved in stability related research for many years and is completely knowledgeable in this specific aspect. He traces the development of stability rules from the very beginning to the present day. He clearly explains the physical background and assumptions used in developing these rules in order to understand their limitations and application." Jeffrey M.Falzarano (SNAME News)