3676. Weight Control: Idealistic vs. Realistic


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R. Alan Bird: 3676. Weight Control: Idealistic vs. Realistic. 2017.



Often, the requirements for determining the mass properties of a ship are contractually establishedbythecustomerand/orthedesignagent. Inreallifethough,withintheshipyard, many of those requirements physically can’t be done, are in themselves not accurate, or fall by thewaysideduetocostand/orschedulefactors. EveninsomeoftheRecommendedPractices, there are ‘requirements’ that are misconceived. This paper discusses several examples that can (and will) deter from what would be an ‘idealistic’ weight control program.


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