A comparative analysis of course keeping and turning circle for a 37000 tdw chemical tanker

  • Florentin Daniel Popa “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Radu Bosoancă “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: manoeuvrability, course keeping, turning circle, sea trials


The manoeuvring characteristics of the ships represent a complex phenomenon, which includes their capacity for both maintaining a steady course and turning ability. There are no simple methods for evaluating a ship's performance in these aspects. Furthermore, the flow patterns connected to these phenomena are complex and frequently coupled with other factors. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the course keeping and turning performance for a 37000 tdw chemical tanker. Course-keeping is evaluated based on stability criteria, while empirical relations and numerical simulations using hydrodynamic derivatives from both empirical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods are employed to analyse the turning circle and then compared with data from actual sea trials.


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How to Cite
Popa F, Bosoancă R. A comparative analysis of course keeping and turning circle for a 37000 tdw chemical tanker. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 4Dec.2023 [cited 22Jun.2024];46:5-0. Available from: https://www.gup.ugal.ro/ugaljournals/index.php/fanship/article/view/6288

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