Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

54, 4, pp. 1329-1343, Warsaw 2016
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.54.4.1329

Method for ship’s rolling period prediction with regard to non-linearity of GZ curve

Wojciech Wawrzyński, Przemysław Krata
The paper deals with the problem of prediction of the rolling period. A special emphasis is put on the practical application of the new method for rolling period prediction with regard to non-linearity of the GZ curve. The one degree-of-freedom rolling equation is applied with using the non-linear stiffness moment and linear damping moment formulas. A number of ships are considered to research the discrepancies between the pending GM-based IMO-recommended method and the results of conducted numerical simulations performed for a wide range of operational loading conditions. Since the research shows some drawbacks of the IMO formula for the ship rolling period, a new formula is worked out and proposed instead.
Keywords: ship natural roll period, GZ approximation, rolling prediction, safety against capsizing