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.
Naval Ship Research and Development CenterWashington, DC USA
- Wilson, C J
- Roddy Jr, R F
- Publication Date: 1970-5
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Correlation analysis; Energy consumption; Fluid resistance; Ship motion; Ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Power prediction; Wind forces on ships
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Energy; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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