ADDED RESISTANCE OF SHIPS IN WAVES

A new method is presented for computing the added resistance of a ship advancing at constant mean speed and heading in regular waves. It is shown that the added resistance, even though it is a second-order quantity, can be expressed as a product of first-order terms which are all computed by computer programs presently in use for predicting the linear heave and pitch motions. Comparisons between the present theory and other theories, as well as experimental results, are presented for head waves. It is found that the discrepancies in the experimental results can be as large as the differences between different theories. A difference of 30 percent between experimental values for the maximum added resistances seems to be typical. It is concluded that the present theory predicts the added resistance with reasonable accuracy for a wider range of ship forms and speeds than any other existing theory. It is also shown how the mean added resistance in a short-crested seaway can easily be obtained from the regular-wave results.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Salvesen, N
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM