Modelling the stability behaviour of escort tugs in transient conditions

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Conference7th International Conference on Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles, 7-11 February 2000, Launceston, Australia
SubjectEscort Tugs; Stability; Transient conditions
AbstractThis paper reports on numerical simulations and model experiments which demonstrate that it is in the transient conditions prior to operating in the indirect mode that cause the greatest hazards to the tug's stability. The impact of design variables (such as damping characteristics of the hull), and operating variables (such as the length and material of the tow line) are explored in the context of establishing the safe limits for this type of operation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5389
NPARC number8895431
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