THE EFFECT OF WATER DEPTH ON HULL FORM FACTOR

Towing tank experiments were carried out to measure the effect of shallow water on the form factor used in scaling resistance measurements on models. Measurements were made on seven ship models that had a variety of block coefficients and were representative of types ranging from patrol boats to oil tankers. The form factor is shown to be dependent upon water depth. An empirical relationship is established between form factor and the hull draft/water depth ratio.

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  • Authors:
    • MILLWARD, A
  • Publication Date: 1989-10

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  • Accession Number: 00658936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM