A mirror-image model of the Lucy Ashton was covered with two different "mesh-type" roughnesses and tested in a wind tunnel. Total drag and velocity profile measurements are presented. Total drag results are also given for a normal Lucy Ashton model with the same roughness mesh tested in a towing tank. The influence of roughness on the wave drag component was found to be small, implying that the "interdependence" of wavemaking and viscous resistance is small. The importance of considering roughness as a local parameter is demonstrated, and the roughness function results agree well with the fully developed turbulent pipe flow results of Perry and Abell, even though the ship boundary-layer outer flow did not follow any recognized wake function.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Smits, A J
    • Matheson, N
    • Joubert, P N
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00319834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM