Accession Number:

ADA070897

Title:

Study of Rescue Boat Performance for Selected Commercial Vessel Casualty Profiles.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 76-May 78,

Corporate Author:

CASDE CORP TORRANCE CA

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

A methodology is developed in this study for determining functional performance criteria for survival systems in general it is illlustrated , however, specifically for rescue boats. Casualty profiles are developed for rescue boats in man overboard and abandon ship casualties. The casualty profiles are presented as block diagrams. The rationale for each event and relationship contained in the casualty profiles is described. The casualty profiles are then developed into computer simulation programs. The Man Overboard Computer Simulation Model and the Abandon Ship Computer Simulation Model are both programmed in BASIC and designed to run on a Wang 2200 System with minor modifications, they can be modified to run on any micro or minicomputer system. Effectiveness analyses of rescue boats were performed using both programs to determine the effect of seven rescue boat characteristics on the rescue rate. Tentative rescue boat criteria were derived from these analyses. Test procedures are proposed for determining the degree to which rescue boats meet the functional performance criteria.

Subject Categories:

  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE