ON THE TWIN-HULL SHIP ( NO. 1 )

As is well known, the resistance of a ship can be divided into frictional and residual parts. Wave-making resistance, which comprises most of the residual resistance, changes with speed in a complex manner due to the interference effect of ship wave systems, hence the characteristic humps and hollows. For a twin-hull ship, the change in wave- making resistance becomes even more complex. It is conceivable that the reduction in wave-making resistance, which can be brought about either by a favorable interference effect or by a reduction of beam of a hull by dividing the required displacement into two hulls, could offset the increase in frictional resistance. But a satisfactory conclusion on wave-making characteristics is lacking. Currently, at the ship propulsion division of the Transportation Technical Research Institute, Japan, merits of twin-hull ships are under study. One phase of that study, theoretical calculations and experiments, has now been completed and the results are presented herein.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published by Report of Transportation Technical Research Institute of Japan, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1951. Translated by H. C. Kim
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    Bureau of Ships

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Yokoo, Koichi
    • Tasaki, Ryo
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 20 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 033

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NoBS4485
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM