Recent Changes in Ferry Hull Form Design and their impact on Seakeeping
Author Dallinga, R.P., Kanerva, M. (Delta-Marin, Turku, Finland)
Title Recent Changes in Ferry Hull Form Design and their impact on Seakeeping
Conference/Journal Cruise and Ferry '93, London, U.K.
Year 1993

Abstract
An analysis of historical trends in the hull form and main proportions of ferries shows distinct trends in some respects. These trends and the increased stability due to new safety regulations affect the performance in waves.

To quantify these effects a systematic series of ships was investigated and subjected to an operability analysis. The results identify key issues in the performance of ferries in waves. They show that within the normal range of ship proportions, hull form and stabiliser arrangements, marked differences in performance can be expected.

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