SIDE FORCES ON A SHIP'S HULL

Side forces on a ship traveling at small yaw angles are predicted using slender-body theory. The approach uses the method of matched asymptotic expansions, with a cascade of flat plates as a model for the submarine portion of the ship's hull. Resulting predictions of side force coefficients are then compared with experimentally measured values derived from towing tank tests of a typical (tanker) hull. Correlation between theoretical and experimental results was very good for yaw angles less than 8 deg at low Froude number equal to 0.134.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Hunter, W S
    • Joubert, P N
  • Publication Date: 1988-9

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  • Accession Number: 00656057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM