Jaakko Rahola’s doctoral thesis and abridged biography are now available in electronic format

The doctoral thesis and the biography of Jaakko Rahola (1902-1973), who created “The Rahola Criterion”, the first method widely adopted internationally for the assessment of intact ship stability, are now freely available for download as pdf documents in Aaltodoc, the electronic publication archive of Aalto University.

Rahola’s doctoral thesis is available at:


The biography of Rahola, written by Jouni Arjava, is available (as an abridged English translation) at:


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