THE EFFECT OF SURFACE TENSION ON SHIP WAVE RESISTANCE

An extension of classical, Michell thin-ship theory to include the effect of surface tension is presented. An expression for the ship's resistance is developed and is shown to consist of two parts. The gravity-wave resistance arises from the gravity-dominated wave train which trails the ship and the ripple resistance arises from the surface-tension-dominated ripple train which precedes the ship. The first section of this study is devoted to a comparison of the new theory with that of Michell. It is shown that the character of both the gravity-wave and ripple resistance expressions are similar to Michell's integral. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    College of Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • Webster, W C
  • Publication Date: 1966-7

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  • Pagination: 120 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00025720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NA-66-6
  • Contract Numbers: Nonr-3656(17)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1972 12:00AM