Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Education & Training
Walen, Hans van.
This paper deals with the use of LOTUS 1-2-3 as a tool for calculations with particular reference to rhumb line sailing, great circle sailing, satellites for navigation, navigational errors, stability at large angles and roll motion. The introduction deals with the purpose of this paper, its intentions and limitations and a chronological categorization of the tools used to perform navigational, ship stability and dynamics calculations. This paper is divided into two parts ; - Part I which is an general overview of LOTUS 1-2-3. - Part II which deals with applications