Investigation about wave profile effects on ship stability

A. Coraddu, P. Gualeni, D. Villa

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Abstract

The influence of wave profile on ship righting arm is among the possible stability failure issues addressed by the recent activity at IMO. The present paper is mainly focused on the so called "pure loss of stability", a dangerous phenomenon that can occur for specific conditions in following seas. In the paper, the development of a computational tool is described, able to evaluate the influence of wave profile on ship metacentric height and righting arms, giving the possibility to investigate different ship geometries and loading conditions in relation with wave profiles in terms of different lengths and steepness. The tool is applied to several ship typologies and a special attention in the investigations is given to transversal metacentric height GM and to the maximum righting arm GZmax since, in some proposals, these are the parameters assumed as indicative while performing first and second level vulnerability analysis for pure loss of stability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2011
Pages143-149
Number of pages7
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event14th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2011 - Genova, Italy
Duration: 13 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference14th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2011
CountryItaly
CityGenova
Period13/09/1116/09/11

Keywords

  • waterway transportation
  • ships
  • computational tools
  • following seas
  • loading conditions
  • loss of stability
  • stability failure
  • vulnerability analysis
  • wave profiles

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    Coraddu, A., Gualeni, P., & Villa, D. (2012). Investigation about wave profile effects on ship stability. In Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2011 (Vol. 1, pp. 143-149)