In order that wave-making theory should be applied successfully to hull form design, it is of primary importance that the theory can reproduce the actual wave-making phenomena of ships as exactly as possible. Here an attempt is made to obtain the effective wave making source of a ship from the measurement of hull-side wave profiles rather than from that of the free wave patterns in the rear of a ship. The integral equation of the source distribution function is simplified and solved numerically under the specific limitation, (a) rectangular, vertical central source distribution plane, and (b) draughtwise uniform. Two Inuid models M20 (B/L=0.0746) and M21 (B/L=0.1184), whose hull-generating sources are optimized to give the minimum wave resistance at KL=12 (Fn=0.2887), are wave-analyzed. The obtained source distribution shows a clear discrepancy from the hull-generating source. Then the correction function a(x) is introduced in a form of the ratio of wave-analyzed source to hull-generating source. The general tendency of the correction function a(x) of the wider model M21 is found to be quite similar to the previously proposed correction. By adopting a(x) the calculation shows remarkable agreement with experiment in (a) wave profiles, (b) wave patterns, and (c) wave-making resistance. As an example of practical application, an asymmetric Inuid model M21-M is designed so as to minimize the wave resistance under the same restraint conditions as M21 except that a(x) of M21 is taken into account in the design procedure of M21-M. From the tank test of M21-M, it is clarified that almost 40 percent of the wave resistance is reduced, which may suggest that such design procedure is significant. To investigate the theoretical basis of the correction function a(x), the second order contributions are calculated approximately with respect to the two boundary condition, namely (a) hull-surface conditon, and (b) free-surface condition. It is found, however, that the second order terms do not give sufficiently the theoretical basis for the correction function a(x) which may suggest the importance of the hull's sheltering effect.

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    Society of Naval Architects of Japan

    23 Shiba-kotohiracho, Minato-ku
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    Society of Naval Architects of Japan

    15-16, Toranomon, 1-chome, Minato-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • MORI, K
    • Knjitani, H
    • Inui, T
    • Eguchi, Y
  • Publication Date: 1972-12


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  • Accession Number: 00072510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects of Japan
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM