PROACTIVE SHOCK MITIGATION: REDUCING INJURY AND IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF CRAFT AND CREW
Unlike external trim-control systems such as tabs or fins, ballast systems are inherently complicated to retrofit into existing craft, and should therefore be considered from the onset of the design stage. This simulation model has
been developed to assist naval architects who may be unfamiliar with the technology. Here the effect of dynamic ballast upon a 13m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is studied, noting the relation between pure trim adjustment versus the addition of mass, the speed of travel, as well as comparing effects at different hull deadrise angles.