HYDRODYNAMIC DRAG MEASUREMENTS ON SWATH SHIP COMPONENTS

Experimental results are reported for hydrodynamic drag measurements on small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) ship components. Measurements are made for parabolic struts alone, in tandem, and in various combinations with the cylindrical hulls. Interference effects between components are deduced from these data and compared with theoretical predictions. Two SWATH models were tested, both without fins and fully appended while restrained in pitch and heave. Added drag caused by fins required to counter the heave force and trim moment was calculated theoretically.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Undersea Research and Development Center

    San Diego, CA  USA 

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217
  • Authors:
    • Chapman, R B
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUC-TP-406 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM