EFFECT OF HULL FORMS ON SHIP MOTIONS AND OPTIMIZATION OF HULL FORMS FOR SEAKEEPING PERFORMANCE

It is important, in designing a ship, that the ship envisioned has good seakeeping qualities. At the initial design stage, however, in trying to optimize the hull form to have those qualities, it has been difficult to make clear the seakeeping criteria and the correlation between hull form and seakeeping performance. The author applies Bales' procedure to containerships to derive the regression equation for estimating that correlation. He provides guidelines for optimizing the hull form in relation to seakeeping and added resistance in irregular waves, and uses those guidelines to determine a hull form. He concludes that the method presented is easy to use in the early stages of ship design and that it is an effective tool in achieving good seakeeping performance and a small added resistance.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Takaki, M
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

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  • Japanese

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  • Accession Number: 00659824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM