HYDRODYNAMICS OF THE 190-TON STABLE SEMISUBMERGED PLATFORM (SSP)

The form, hydrodynamic design, and predicted performance of the SSP are described and analyzed. Particular design areas covered are the twin submerged hulls, four surface-piercing struts, bow section of the above-water cross structure, aft stabilizing fin and flaps, forward-mounted canard control surfaces, rudders, and the controllable and reversible propellers. Hydrodynamic loads and motion in waves are analyzed. The over-all design is evaluated in light of design experience, model test results, and preliminary operating experience with the SSP. Results are presented which indicate significant reduction in motion in waves, compared to monohulls, as well as a significant increase in rough-water speed.

  • 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:
    • Lang, T G
    • Higdon, D T
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-328
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM