|Study on the Improvement of Thai
Fishing Vessel with Reference to Large Angle Stability
by Annop Palawatvichai (1990) ; Ph.D thesis.*(The Full Text view in Thai
The author presents a simplified
method of stability analysis applicable to traditional Thai fishing vessels. The work
includes a review of stability leading up to the present criteria applied by various
authorities. The proposed criteria is included. A new method of analysis heeling angles
due to wind and wave at various sea states is presented. The method, upon staisfactory
analysis, provides considerable useful tools to the fishingboat captain, in the manner in
which he operates his vessel, to be aware of the extreme sea condition his vessel can
sustain from stability point of view.
Notes of especially troublesome
areas of design and some good design practices which will improve the stability of fishing
vessels are mentioned. Design curves for existing fishing vessel are also presented for
convenience of designer.