COMPARISON OF SMOOTH AND ROUGH WATER PERFORMANCE FOR HELICAL SHIP AND MARINER

The purpose of this project was to develop the motion and resistance data for a helical hull ship form vs. a typical Mariner class cargo vessel. Both smooth and rough water model basin tests were made. The helical ship form used was that contained in U. S. Patent Reissue number 6909 to Mario Andrea. However, the tests results as developed and published used a bow helix installed in reverse at the stern of the model. Resistance for this configuration was greater than for the Mariner hull. More tests are required to fully explore the possibilities of the helical form.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stevens Institute of Technology

    711 Hudson Street
    Hoboken, NJ  USA  07030
  • Authors:
    • Radrick, E
  • Publication Date: 1966-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1154 Letter Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2701
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM