Stability investigation damaged ships

Pérez Fernández, Rodrigo (2015). Stability investigation damaged ships. "Journal of Marine Science and Technology", v. 23 (n. 4); pp. 399-406. ISSN 1023-2796.


Title: Stability investigation damaged ships
  • Pérez Fernández, Rodrigo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Marine Science and Technology
Date: 2015
ISSN: 1023-2796
Volume: 23
Freetext Keywords: damage and intact stability, merchant and warships, ship design, naval accidents
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Navales (UPM)
Department: Arquitectura, Construcción y Sistemas Oceánicos y Navales (Dacson)
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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There are many areas in which naval vessels could improve safety standards, although naval vessels are not necessarily regarded as less secure than the civil vessels. Although the navies never have considered water on deck a problem, it seems that this problem has a critical value in the ship damage stability analysis. As an example, this damage should be investigated if the ship has a low freeboard. For this research various studies and calculations have been carried out on several designed test vessels. It is possible to decide which criteria to use in terms of damages for each type of vessel, for example a landing ship faces more risk having grounding or raking on its bottom. This technical paper concludes with a method that helps and supports the naval architect in the analysis of damage stability. In this way, the naval engineer is able to determine which of the existing criteria fits best with the requirements of the ships function by following these few principles.

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Item ID: 41363
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DOI: 10.6119/JMST-013-0719-1
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Jun 2017 07:37
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 14:08
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