Stability is a fundamental part of a vessel’s characteristics. Ensuring a satisfactory level of stability is essential for its security, as well as for people and cargo on board. In Aquastructures we use our in-house developed software tool, AquaStab, for analyses of barges and floating structures. Results are compared to requirements set by relevant standards.
Stability calculations is performed for intact and damaged conditions. Key parameters for these conditions are centre of gravity, centre of buoyancy, metacentric height and righting moment. The analysis determines overturning moments, in order to determine the hydrostatic properties of the floating structure.