This paper describes The Glosten Associates' performance of stability evaluations on 16 vessels of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet. These evaluations established a consistent baseline to aid in managing mission specific weight change for each vessel to ensure the satisfaction of stability requirements. This dedicated and diligent weight management is essential for ensuring that vessels remain within a safe stability zone while not exceeding reasonable service life allowances.
Case Study: Stability Testing of Oceanographic Research Vessels Reveals Trends in Weight Growth
Miller, Matthew S., Althouse, Thomas, and Dirk H. Kristensen. "Case Study: Stability Testing of Oceanographic Research Vessels Reveals Trends in Weight Growth." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2008. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2008-038
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