An overview of the current research on stability of ships and ocean vehicles: the STAB2018 perspective

Teemu Manderbacka, Nikolaos Themelis, Igor Bačkalov, Evangelos Boulougouris, Eleftheria Eliopoulou, Hirotada Hashimoto, Dimitrios Konovessis, Jean-François Leguen, Marcos Míguez González, Claudio A. Rodríguez, Anders Rosén, Pekka Ruponen, Vladimir Shigunov, Martin Schreuder, Daisuke Terada

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The paper provides an insight into contemporary research on ship stability and identifies the possible directions for future research by reviewing a selection of papers published in STAB 2015, ISSW 2016 & 2017. These works have been organized in different sections, according to the main thematic areas of research, covering intact and damage stability, regulatory issues including probabilistic approaches, advanced numerical methods for ship motion and stability failure prediction including roll damping, operational issues related to ship stability and environmental modelling. Furthermore, the educational potential of STAB/ISSW is exemplified. This review paper is a joint effort within the SRDC (Stability R&D Committee).

Original languageEnglish
Article number106090
Number of pages16
JournalOcean Engineering
Early online date24 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2019



  • stability of ships
  • ocean engineering
  • naval architecture

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