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Ship Stability Mates/Masters

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Ship Stability Mates/Masters

Written by Martin Rhodes (BSC. Hons) who lectured in Ship Stability at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies between 1997-2005. Martin now a course leader at the nautical college in Trinidad & Tobago.

   1.   Basic Principles
   2.   Form Coefficients
   3.   Tonnes Per Centimetre Immersion
   4.   Introduction to Load Lines
   5.   Centre of Gravity (G) and Centre of Buoyancy (B)
   6.   Introduction to Transverse Statical Stability
   7.   Conditions of Stability
   8.   Initial Transverse Metacentre
   9.   Free Surface Effect
   10. Curves of Statical Stability (GZ Curves)
   11. List
   12. Introduction to Trim
   13. Suspended Weights
   14. Assessing Compliance of a Ship's Loaded Condition with IMO Criteria
   15. Curves of Statical Stability for Varying Conditions of Stability
   16. The Wall Sided Formula
   17. Factors Affecting GZ Curve Shape
   18. The International Grain Code (IMO)
   19. Inclining Experiment
   20. Trim Using Hydrostatic Data
   21. Dry Docking
   22. Bilging
   23. Angle of Heel due to Turning
   24. Wind Heeling, Ice Accretion and Rolling
   25. Stability Problems Associated with Specific Ship Types
   26. Calculation and Assignment of Freeboard
   27. Shear Forces and Bending Moments in Ships
   28. Practical Ship Loading Problems