RESISTANCE OF CONVENTIONAL SHIP FORMS WITH LARGE BULBOUS BOWS. 1. SERIES 60, C SUB B EQUALS 0.60. 2. SERIES 60, C SUB B EQUALS 0.70

The resistance of conventional ship forms with large bulbous bows is reported, based on studies using two separate models and bulb designs. Test procedures and results are given for each series. It is concluded that the optimum configuration of bulbous bow should be specified from the first step of the hull design, instead of fitting a bulb to a convention hull form. Test results indicate that with a larger fillet behind the bulb, the residuary resistance is increased both in the full load and ballast condition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number ORA-05589-2-F.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    College of Engineering
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Takahei, T
    • Michelsen, F C
    • MOSS, J L
  • Publication Date: 1964-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 05589-2-F Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2564
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM