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Study on Formulation of a Guarantee System for Seakeeping

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High Speed Circulating Water Channel

In this study, a system to guarantee a ship's performance in waves, or its seakeeping, is proposed for ship design. Generally, the speed and manoeuvrability of a ship in a trial are guaranteed in the building of the ship but its performance in waves is currently not guaranteed quantitatively. We are implementing a project that realizes high added value to a ship's design such as high safety, high performance and maintenance free ships by adopting into the design the concept of a guarantee system for operating in waves. The guaranteed items are the propulsion performance and manoeuvrability in waves, wave loads, structural response etc.

Ship Design and Maritime Intelligence Technology Lab.,
Department. of Marine Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Professor Akiji Shinkai
Associate Professor Satoru Yamaguchi
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