Accession Number:

ADA402746

Title:

A Design Procedure for Seakeeping Analysis of Close Proximity Ship Towing

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to develop an efficient analysis and design procedure for assessing the seakeeping behavior of surface ships in close proximity towing. The problem is formulated by using the heave and pitch equations of motion in regular waves. The vertical plane relative motions between the trailing and the leading ships are matched through the speed-resistance characteristics of the trailing ship.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE