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.
Understanding Ship Stability - Naval Arch
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 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.
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.
Learn why ship stability is of utmost importance during dry dock and how ship’s structure may get damaged at localised locations if the procedure is not carried out properly.
Learn about the dangers of heavy lifting operations from point of view of vessel stability and also find out how such operations affects ship stability.
Learn about the effects of build-up/accumulation of ice on ships due to the extra added weight. Find out more about how ice accretion affects ship stability in the article inside.
There is something about the design of Ro-Ro Ships that make them dangerous than those of other types. A naval architect explains the major issues related to Ro-Ro ship designs inside the article.