While the study of ship stability dates back to Archimedes, modern research on vessel dynamics is at the forefront of applied mathematics. Large-amplitude ship motions result in strongly nonlinear, even chaotic behavior. The current trends toward high-speed and unique hullform vessels
in commercial and military applications have broadened the need for robust mathematical approaches to studying the dynamics of these innovative ships. The presentations in this minisymposium focus on analytical formulations to model and understand the complicated dynamics leading to vessel
phenomena such as capsizing, broaching, and parametric rolling.
Marine Technology is dedicated to James Kennedy, 1867-1936, marine engineer, and longtime member of the Society, in recognition and appreciation of his sincere and generous interest in furthering the art of ship design, shipbuilding, ship operation, and related activities. The Technical papers in this quarterly flagship journal cover a broad spectrum of research on the latest technological breakthroughs, trends, concepts, and discoveries in the marine industry. SNAME News is packed with Society news and information on national, section, and local levels as well as updates on committee activities, meetings, seminars, professional conferences, and employment opportunities. For access to Volume 47 Issue 2 and later, please contact SNAME