A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO BOW DECK WETNESS OF A HIGH-SPEED SHIP

A theoretical study of the phenomenon of deck wetness is presented, and effects of the flare shape are discussed. It is shown that two- dimensional (2D) self-similar flow is applicable to the analysis of deck wetness on the assumption of long wavelength and high froude number. The 2D self-similar flow that includes effects of the deck is calculated by an analytical method. Calculated results are compared with experimental results obtained at the limit of long wavelength, that is, in still water. Calculated results are used to determine the most suitable flare angle, and it is shown that increased flare is more effective than a knuckle to reduce bow deck wetness.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Takagi, K
    • Niimi, A
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM