Yang S.,China Classification Society Jiang Su Branch |
Zhang X.,China Classification Society Jiang Su Branch |
Guo K.,China Classification Society Jiang Su Branch
Ship Building of China | Year: 2014
According to the requirement of SOLAS Reg.II-1/29, steering gear of a new ship should be tested at its deepest seagoing draught and maximum ahead service speed. However, this operation may be dangerous, because shipwreck might be caused. Based on theoretical knowledge of ship maneuvering and combined with test data of ship models, the feasibility of steering gear test with equivalent-full ship speed proposed by IACS UI SC246 is analyzed and evaluated. It is aiming to provide some measures for ship trial and avoid risks in steering test.