REPRESENTATION OF SHIP HULLS BY CONFORMAL MAPPING FUNCTIONS

A method is described by which an arbitrary hull surface may be approximated by an analytic function. The cross sections of the ship are represented by conformal mapping functions whose coefficients are polynomial functions of the longitudinal coordinate of the ship. Such a representation is intended to be used primarily for hydrodynamic calcuations. However, the procedure used in generating the mapping function representation of the hull surface can, with some slight modifications, be used to freely form a hull surface. This could possibly be the basis of a mathematical hull design procedure.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • von Kerczek, C
    • Tuck, E O
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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  • Accession Number: 00005562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM