THE ADDED RESISTANCE OF SHIPS IN WAVES

Maruo's linear theory for the added resistance of a ship operating in head seas is placed into a form which allows numerical evaluation on a computer. To establish the validity of linear theory, a comparison is made between the predicted theoretical values of added resistance and the measured values obtained from experiments on a Mariner model and Series 60 models. The results of the comparison indicate that linear theory does predict the increment in resistance with a good degree of accuracy in the range of higher Froude numbers. Having demonstrated the usefulness of linear theory in predicting added resistance, a computer study is carried out to evaluate the added resistance of 'U' and 'V' shaped hull forms. The study shows that the V-form has 10 to 20% less added resistance than the U-form in the normal ship operating ranges.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Beck, R F
  • Publication Date: 1967-6

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  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 67-9
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2710, DSR-70098
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM