Learn how ship model testing is carried out and understand the purpose, construction process and types of testing facilities commonly used.
This is the second part from our series – Different Types Of Manoeuvres of a Vessel. Learn about Zigzag Manoeuvre, Spiral Manoeuvre and Reverse Spiral inside the article.
Learn about the important aspects of dry docking of a ship, along with the calculations and analyses that go into creating docking plans and executing various aspects of ship stability.
The study of damaged stability of a surface ship comes of use when the ship’s watertight hull is affected in a way that allows water to flood any compartment within the ship’s hull. Learn more about damaged stability of ship inside the article.
Let’s take a look at intact stability criteria and inclining experiment, the two stages of ship design and construction where evaluation of GM is an absolute necessity and plays a major role in ensuring that the ship is stable.
Learn about some major cases of instability in ships and different measures that should be taken in design and operational stages to prevent the same. Read more inside the article.
The easiest and handiest tool for analysing a surface ship’s stability, is by graphs or curves. A ship designer or an officer on-board should be able to know the stability characteristics of a ship just by looking at the curves. Let’s understand curves of static stability of a vessel.
The fundamental concept behind the understanding of intact stability of a floating body is that of Equilibrium. Let’s take a look at different types of factors responsible for intact and damaged stability of a ship.
Manoeuvrability is defined as the inherent ability of a vessel to change its course/path. Understanding the factor of manoeuvrability of a vessel is extremely important to both ship designer or seafarer. Read more about different types Of manoeuvres of a vessel inside the article.
The concept of hydrostatics and stability can be deemed as one of the most important areas of focus in ship design and operation, not only to ensure the safety of the ship, cargo, crew and passengers, but also to enable proper conditions for completion of all the processes on a ship.