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Seakeeping analysis of a modern AHTS vessel for operation in Brazilian offshore waters

Boulougouris, Evangelos and Papanikolaou, A. and Lemonaris, P. and Konovessis, Dimitrios (2013) Seakeeping analysis of a modern AHTS vessel for operation in Brazilian offshore waters. In: OSV Singapore 2013. Research Publishing Services, Singapore. ISBN 9789810773380

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Abstract

The paper presents results of a study on the seakeeping performance of a modern Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel. It assesses the capability of the vessel to operate safely and efficiently in typical open sea conditions, characteristic of the South Atlantic (Brazil). The RAOs for various wave headings, speeds and loading conditions are calculated using the well-established seakeeping 3D panel code NEWDRIFT developed at NTUA-SDL. The vessel's responses for two typical South Atlantic wave spectra are calculated, analyzed and assessed.