This report presents the results of a study that addressed the issue of whether underwater surface roughness standards should be established for U.S. merchant ships. The effort included a comprehensive survey and critique of hull roughness measures and devices used in the U.S. and in foreign countries, and a technical analysis to develop uniform roughness measurement procedures. A survey of roughness-induced added resistance methodologies was also conducted. Detailed cost-benefit analyses were performed to quantify the potential economic benefit of controlling roughness-induced ship performance degradation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Vol.1-Executive Summary; Vol.2-Technical and Economic Feasibility of Hull Roughness Control; Vol.3-(not available) Long Range Plan for Development and Implementation of Roughness Control Technology
  • Corporate Authors:

    Santa Fe Corporation

    4660 Kenmore Avenue
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22304

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Malone, J A
    • Murtagh, M M
    • Allman, M J
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Contract Numbers: MA-79SAC00052
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM