An overview of the current research on stability of ships and ocean vehicles: The STAB2018 perspective
Journal article, 2019

The paper provides an insight into contemporary research on ship stability and identifies the possible directions for future research by reviewing a selection of papers published in STAB 2015, ISSW 2016 & 2017. These works have been organized in different sections, according to the main thematic areas of research, covering intact and damage stability, regulatory issues including probabilistic approaches, advanced numerical methods for ship motion and stability failure prediction including roll damping, operational issues related to ship stability and environmental modelling. Furthermore, the educational potential of STAB/ISSW is exemplified. This review paper is a joint effort within the SRDC (Stability R&D Committee).


Ship dynamics

Ship safety


Ship stability



Teemu Manderbacka

Napa Ltd

Nikolaos Themelis

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Igor Bačkalov

University of Belgrade

Evangelos Boulougouris

University of Strathclyde

Eleftheria Eliopoulou

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Hirotada Hashimoto

Kobe University

Dimitris Konovessis

Singapore Institute of Technology

Jean François Leguen

DGA Hydrodynamics

Marcos Míguez González

University of A Coruña

Claudio A. Rodríguez

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Anders Rosén

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Pekka Ruponen

Napa Ltd

Vladimir Shigunov


Martin Schreuder

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Daisuke Terada

National Defense Academy of Japan

Ocean Engineering

0029-8018 (ISSN)

Vol. 186 106090

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Vehicle Engineering

Other Civil Engineering



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