THE STILL-WATER RESISTANCE AND POWERING CHARACTERISTICS OF SMALL WATERPLANE-AREA TWIN-HULLED (SWATH) SHIPS

This paper presents the results of towing-tank experiments carried out on models of Small Waterplane-Area Twin-Hull (SWATH) ships. The experimental data consist of the resistance and propulsion characteristics. A theory to predict the wave resistance of the SWATH ships has been developed. The results of theoretical predictions and their comparison with the corresponding residuary resistance data also are presented. The generally good agreement between the experimental data and the theoretical predictions indicates that the theory may be used as a reliable tool to predict the resistance characteristics of the SWATH ships.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, with the active cooperation and support of the United States Navy, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 25-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Lin, W C
    • Day, W G
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #47-325
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM