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Training Book

Training Book

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Published by: Kurian Joseph on Oct 08, 2012
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  • Introduction
  • The Purpose of this Document
  • First, the Geometry File
  • The Rest of the Model: Fixed Weights vs. Tank Loads
  • Talking to GHS: Commands, Run Files and Reports
  • The GHS Command Language
  • The Complete GHS: Optional Modules
  • Installation and Setup
  • Starting Up the Program
  • The GHS Main Screen
  • Pull-Down Menus
  • Printer Setup
  • Text Editor Setup
  • The User Library Folder
  • The Executive Dialog Box
  • Automatic Start-up Run Files
  • Direct Command Entry
  • The Structure of Commands
  • Changing the Working Folder
  • Setting the Project Name
  • The MESSAGE Command
  • System Variables
  • The Project Folder System
  • The Phases of a Project
  • Geometry Organization: Understanding the Model
  • Interpreting Shapes
  • The Purpose of the Hierarchy
  • The Coordinate System
  • Waterplane Coordinates
  • Model Building: Creating the Geometry
  • Starting Section Editor
  • A Section Editor Exercise
  • About Names of Parts, Components and Shapes
  • About Units in Section Editor
  • Entering Offsets with Section Editor
  • Saving Your Work: Writing the Geometry File
  • The Arc Command
  • How Many Stations?
  • Making the Sail
  • Other SE Commands
  • Model Converter: Importing and Exporting Geometry
  • A Model Converter Exercise
  • Deck Edge Considerations
  • Another Model Converter Exercise
  • Getting Into Part Maker
  • Generating Reports
  • The Basic Run File Structure for Reports
  • Annotating Run Files
  • Printing Out the Geometry
  • Annotating Reports
  • Two Kinds of Calculations
  • Parts and Components in the Calculations
  • Reference Points of Parts
  • The Current Parts List
  • Heel Angles and Trim Angles
  • Origin Depth vs. Draft
  • FP, AP and LBP
  • Trim Angle vs. Trim Distance
  • Curves of Form
  • Flooding Tanks
  • Waves
  • Curves of Hydrostatic Properties
  • An Exercise in Curves of Hydrostatic Properties
  • More About Station Spacing
  • Choosing your Drafts
  • Cross Curves of Stability
  • Macros
  • Nested Run Files
  • The WRITE Command
  • Stability Criteria: Introduction to the Limit Command
  • Critical Points
  • A MAXVCG Exercise
  • Composite Maximum VCG Curves
  • A Exercise in Composite Max VCG
  • Specific Conditions: Setting Up a Waterplane
  • Draft Surveys
  • Tank Loads
  • Coefficients of Form, Wetted Surface and Sectional Area Curves
  • Free Surface and Free Surface Moments
  • About GM
  • Hydrostatic Properties
  • Deadweight
  • More on the Structure of Commands
  • Light Ship Weight
  • Adding Other Fixed Weights
  • Finding Equilibrium
  • Load Editor and LEw
  • Inclining
  • About Wizards
  • User Variables and the SET Command
  • More on Limits and Stability Criteria
  • The RAH Command
  • Heeling Moments
  • Wind Heeling
  • Severe Wind and Rolling Calculations
  • More about FSM
  • An Intact Stability Exercise
  • Longitudinal Strength
  • An LS Exercise
  • Floodable Lengths
  • Report Options
  • Special Message Commands
  • Tank Characteristics
  • Tank Characteristics Exercise
  • Tank Sounding Tables
  • Damage Stability
  • A Damage Stability Exercise
  • Tonnage Calculations
  • Skin Areas
  • Important Wizards

The only way to prevent GHS from recalculating the centers of gravity in tanks is to

Freeze the tanks' contents: TYPE(*) FROZEN. However, you can have it temporarily

suspend the CG shifting during righting-arm curve calculations by including the /FSM

parameter with the RA command. That causes it to temporarily freeze the tanks and to

compensate by elevating the overall center of gravity according to a free surface


After we have decided what the total FSM number is in a given load condition, the

next thing is to decide when to freeze the tanks: 1) at zero heel and trim; 2) at zero heel

and equilibrium trim; 3) at equilibrium with the CG elevated; 4) at normal equilibrium; 5) at

equilibrium before or after wind heeling? Communicating your choice here is intended to

be a natural result of your preparation before the RA command.


GHS Training Book

Creative Systems, Inc.

Standard Course Rev. 04/12


Finally, we have to decide in which direction to move the CG. If it is elevated at some

angle other than equilibrium it will change the angle of equilibrium. Should it be elevated

at the same heel and trim at which the tanks are frozen? This can make a substantial

difference in the stability results. Generally if you do your equilibrium solving using the



things will work out in a reasonable way with the CG elevation being done at zero heel.

If you want to use FSM rather then CG shifts in a Severe Wind and Rolling

calculation, it gets a little more complicated than what was shown in the previous section.

There are some choices to make about when and how to apply the FSM. Here is the

recommended sequence:



GHS Training Book

Creative Systems, Inc.

Standard Course Rev. 04/12


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