I have a question about stability.
i have a landing craft and am about to install Spuds, like a spud barge. But the company I’m working with has over built the spuds that are going to go in.
I need some help with stability math.
here are the specs on my vessel… It’s pretty much a square…
displacement 66 tons
Unloaded draft 2’
4 spuds, one for each corner…
each spud is 20’ long
constucted out of 11" box tube, 3/8" steel
sheething is 12" box tube, 4’ long, mounted from the water line up.
freeboard is 4 to 5’
the vessel is a LCM 6, landing craft.
what kind of formulas do I need to look at?
are these spuds way over built? What is a safe margins to work with?