HYDROPHILIC SHIP BOTTOM SYSTEM TO IMPROVE A SHIP'S PERFORMANCE IS A METAL FINISHING SOLUTION

The surface roughness affects both the frictional resistance of a ship, and the perpendicular transport processes at the hull/seawater interface under turbulent conditions. The surface preparation and paint coating procedures on a new building should be upgraded in order to deliver a ship with an ultra-smooth hull. Not only macro roughness, but also micro roughness plays an important role. The settlement of micro fouling should be studied under turbulent conditions. A hydrophilic coating will smooth the ship's hull by maintaining a continuous laminar sublayer and thus reducing drag and controlling the release of toxin from antifouling paints.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metals and Plastics Publications, Incorporated

    99 Kinderkamack Road
    Westwood, NJ  United States  07675
  • Authors:
    • Van Londen, A M
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 42-46
  • Serial:
    • Metal Finishing
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Metals and Plastics Publications, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM