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A Procedure to Analyze the Maneuvering Stability of FPSO Systems in the Design Stage

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Gérson B. Matter, Joel S. Sales, Sergio H. Sphaier

Department Ocean Engineering, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 124(4), 190-195 (Oct 22, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1513173 History: Received June 01, 2001; Revised June 01, 2002; Online October 22, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Stability map—draft of 15 meters
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Stability map—draft of 16 meters
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Stability map—draft of 17 meters
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Two rudders configuration
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Geometrical configuration of a TMS
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Geometrical configuration of a SPM system

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