PREDICTING HYDRODYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF SMALL WATERPLANE AREA, TWIN HULL SHIPS

Existing naval and commercial Small Waterplane Area, Twin-Hull (SWATH) vessels are described along with the reasons for choosing this type of hull configuration. The effects of changes in hull form and proportions on smooth water resistance and motions in rough water are examined. Analytical and experimental techniques presently available for use in the design process are discussed. Simple relationships for use in predicting resistance and seakeeping behavior in early stages of design are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented on 17 April 1980 to the New York Metropolitan Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Numata, E
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM