A STUDY OF PLANING CATAMARAN HULL AND TUNNEL INTERACTIONS

A high speed, low displacement set of catamaran hulls has been model tested with various hull separations and tunnel heights. Symmetric, axisymmetric and unsymmetric hull forms have been tested and compared in terms of resistance to determine the interaction effects of the sponsons. A computer program for the prediction of power for prismatic planing boats has been modified to include catamarans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Ship Hydrodynamics Laboratory
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48106
  • Authors:
    • Sherman, T J
    • Fisher, P A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: 37 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00098221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 011073-1-F Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A0181-0050
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2003 12:00AM