DESIGNING DEVELOPABLE HULLS FOR SHIPS USING QUADRIC SURFACES

The paper presents a method to design developable ship hulls which is an alternative to the traditional graphical approach introduced by Kilgore and semi-automated by Nolan. The research work reported generated good results using quadric surface patches, continuous to the first derivative, to compose main hull developable segments. A prototype of a computational tool was developed allowing the user to think of the surface as being defined by a sweeping tangent plane along a path they have discretely prescribed. The overall ship hull is achieved by the composition of these main developable segments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PRADS 95, 6th Intl Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units; 17-22 Sept 1995; Seoul, Korea. Procs. Publ by Soc Naval Architects of Korea, ISBN 89-950016-2-3. Vol 2, p 2.1358 [11 p, 6 ref, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Martins, P D
    • Aravena, J A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM