Method for ship’s rolling period prediction with regard to non-linearity of GZ curve
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Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation, Department of Ship Operation, Gdynia
Publication date: 2016-10-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2016;54(4):1329–1343
The paper deals with the problem of prediction of the rolling period. A special emphasis is put on the practical application of the new method for rolling period prediction with regard to non-linearity of the GZ curve. The one degree-of-freedom rolling equation is applied with using the non-linear stiffness moment and linear damping moment formulas. A number of ships are considered to research the discrepancies between the pending GM-based IMO-recommended method and the results of conducted numerical simulations performed for a wide range of operational loading conditions. Since the research shows some drawbacks of the IMO formula for the ship rolling period, a new formula is worked out and proposed instead.