Accession Number:

ADA014645

Title:

Level Flotation Standards Analysis Research and Development Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phase 1,

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

203.0

Abstract:

Existing Small Boat Flotation standards and practices were studied. The goal was to obtain informationdata needed to qualify a need for level flotation and define a candidate standard for level flotation requirements in a swamped boat. The report describes such a new standard and compares the elements of this standard to various other practicesrecommendations in the United States and Europe. Two Appendices present the results of a literature search of flotation standards and flotation experiments. The experiments were made using a variety of small boats up to 20 feet in length with varying amounts of flotation material installed in the boats and the boats loaded with various loads of dead weights and persons. This report is addressed particularly toward defining Level Flotation requirements and criteria, including cost esimtates for various amounts of flotation changes to a range of existing boats. A third addendum contains a limited literature search defining the need for level flotation and a subjective evaluation of various amounts of level flotation.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE