Rahola criterion revisited: an overview of Jaakko Rahola's research and career

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Jaakko Rahola's doctoral thesis, entitled "The Judging of the Stability of Ships and the Determination of the Minimum Amount of Stability - Especially Considering the Vessels Navigating Finnish Waters", has had an enormous influence on the development of international regulations for intact stability. This paper presents the background for Rahola's research, along with the key findings of the thesis. Finally, a brief summary of Rahola's career and contribution to education of naval architecture and shipbuilding industry in Finland is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Ship Stability Workshop
EditorsRuponen Pekka
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherAalto University, School of Engineering
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789526037684
ISBN (Print)9789526037677
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Ship Stability Workshop - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 201912 Jun 2019
Conference number: 17


WorkshopInternational Ship Stability Workshop
Abbreviated titleISSW
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  • Jaakko Rahola
  • ship stability criteria
  • History


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