McCue, Leigh Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Weil, Charles Russell Seawolf Engineering, Blacksburg, Virginia.
- Static stability
- Dynamic stability
- Mechanisms of capsizing
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Travel by sea is one of the oldest means of transportation, yet each year, vessel instabilities and capsizing claim cargo, vessels, and lives. Capsizing has been a concern since the days of the log canoe, and the study of capsizing is growing ever more interesting as high-speed craft, exceedingly large commercial ships, and innovative hull forms, all with new unique stability characteristics, are developed.
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