One important research activity in the field of merchant ship propulsion is to find functions between hull form and propulsive quality. The present paper deals, firstly, with the problem how to establish significant coefficients and parameters for hull form and propulsive quality and, secondly, how to analyse and prepare these data so that accessible information can be gained. For the description of the hull form, draft functions of the waterline geometrical parameters (area and boundary conditions) are used. The propulsive quality of an actual hull form is expressed by the relation between required engine SHP for the actual ship and a corresponding standard ship meeting the same practical demands. All prepared hull form and propulsive data are transferred to a computer data bank giving possibilities to predict propulsive qualities of arbitrary ship projects as well as indications of optimum hull form for given ship and engine particulars (within the limits set by the amount and quality of the data stored).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design, held by IFIP/IFAC/JSNA, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28-30, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    335 Jan Van Galenstraat, P.O. Box 103
    Amsterdam-W,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Williams, A
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: II-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM