ESTIMATING THE WIND RESISTANCE OF CARGO SHIPS AND TANKERS

A study was made of the wind resistance of current merchant ships designs, based on available experimental results. Various methods of estimating wind resistance were evaluated. A proposed method which allows for natural wind gradients appears promising but needs more experimental data. A method based on current practice at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center is recommended for interim use. Model full-scale powering correlation studies were made using the recommended method. A change in the correlation allowance presently in use is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, C J
    • Roddy Jr, R F
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00025725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-3355
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1972 12:00AM