Using Length of Bilge Keel to Length of Waterline Ratio to Reduce Ship Rolling Motion

P. K. D. N. Y. Putra, B. H. Iskandar, Y. Novita


Fishing vessels must have good stability and manoeuvrability. Hull with round bottom shape has a relatively poor rolling duration compared to other forms. Rolling duration reduction will improve the quality of stability of the ship which can be obtained with bilge keel installation. The objectives of this research are 1) to compare each parameter value on model ship by using bilge keel and 2) to determine the minimum ratio of bilge keel's length toward waterline length on the model ship which still has the ability to reduce rolling motion on the ship. The method used was giving treatment to model ship and observing its rolling motion with different lengths of bilge keel. Based on the result of the research, it can be concluded that bilge keel installation with some length ratio toward length of waterline has different results significantly, and bilge keel with length ratio 0.2 still have effective capability in reducing the rolling motion of the model ship.


bilge keel; rolling motion; round bottom; stability

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