AN ASSESSMENT OF THE MERIT OF USING SMALL MODELS TO PREDICT EFFECTS OF HULL FORM CHANGES UPON RESISTANCE

A new exploratory investigation was carried out recently at the David Taylor Naval Ship R & D Center in order to determine if trends in resistance could be predicted correctly using small size models. Resistance experiments were conducted with three variations of a moderately fine <CB = 0.59> twin screw hull form, using two model sizes, 8.34 m and 1.82 m in length. it was found that the relative resistance predictions with the small models compare well with those of the large models for the hull forms investigated, but because of the small sample no general conclusions can be drawn.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Soc. N.A.M.E. <Chesapeake Section> Paper presented 30 Oct. 1982 (79 pp., 18 ref., 13 tab., 39 graphs, 4 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Fisher, S C
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM