PROCEEDINGS DEL STAB
Stability of ships and Ocean Vehicles
The very successful series of International Conferences on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles has been running since 1975. On behalf of the National Organizing Committee, Spain was chosen to host 8th Conference in September 2003, at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Navales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
The aim of these Conferences is twofold: first, to provide an opportunity for those involved in stability work, whether for design, operation, research or regulatory purposes to discuss the available research findings at international level; and second, to see how these results can be applied in practise.
The Conference programme has been divided into eighteen topics to facilitate comprehensive discussion. After a session dedicated to the historical roots of the stability the following topics will be considered: accident investigation, water on deck, extreme weather effects, unconventional vessels, design for safety, damage stability, large passenger ships safety, parametric rolling, regulatory aspects, environmental modelling, human factors, safety in operations, nonlinear dynamics, unconventional problems, intact stability, antirolling devices, fishing vessels stability and ship motions in waves.