The paper reviews and extends the available theories for predicting the hydrodynamic force and moment acting on a ship hull or submerged vessel during manoeuvres in the horizontal plane. Effects of free-surface waves and viscous separation are not considered, but attention is focused instead on recent developments in the theory of low-aspect-ratio geometries, including the effects of vortex sheets shed from sharp trailing edges, and in the use of slender-body theory to predict the manoeuvring characteristics of ships in restricted waters. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Directional Stability and Control of Bodies Moving in Water, London (England), April 17-21, 1972, p24-32.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Newman, J N
  • Publication Date: 1972-1-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-0240023, NSF-GK-10846
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1972 12:00AM