Stability Application based on GHS
Creative Systems, Inc. (developer of GHS, General HydroStatics
software for ship stability) is testing a new interface to GHS
specifically for generating the max KG curves needed by the designers
and operators of offshore platforms. It is expected to be released
to current GHS users by the end of May, 2005.
typical oceangoing ship, many floating platforms lack inherent
longitudinal stability and are subject to capsize in various directions.
This adds another dimension to stability analysis. It also complicates
the traditional righting-arm curve with the threat of capsize
off-axis. The new rig-stability interface helps GHS users organize
inputs and automates the production of reports as well as the
maximum-VCG (KG) curves. It also produces a database of maximum-VCG
information that goes directly into onboard GLM (GHS Load Monitor)