After reviewing potential hydrodynamic technology issues, the Hydrodynamic Performance Panel of the Ship of the Future--2000 Workshop considered five subjects: resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, controllability, noise and vibration, and Hull Form Design. An extensive discussion is given of the most promising technological developments and their applicability to certain hydrodynamic objectives. These developments include: increased efficiency of contrarotating propellers; greater accuracy in recent numerical hydrodynamics methods; discovery of safer organatin compounds; and continued improvement in design criteria, ship performance predictions, and modeling techniques. These current developments, along with anticipated advances such as more powerful and faster computers and computer programs, are predicted to hasten the advent of the ship of the future.

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  • Authors:
    • Hadler, J B
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  • Pagination: 6p.

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  • Accession Number: 00661412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM