THE INFLUENCE OF HULL FORM ON {SEAKEEPING

Seakeeping can be rationally included in the ship design process. The prerequisite is determination of trends in seakeeping variables with changes in hull geometry at an early stage in the design process. This paper outlines a standard series approach to the trend determination problem. It involves construction of an extensive data base and interpolation over a selected subset thereof for each specific problem. Application is made to single-screw cargo hulls without large bulbs operating in directly ahead seas. The resulting predictions are found to be satisfactory. They indicate that an effective design tool has been developed. This tool is available to the profession through the Naval Ship Research and Development Center.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Bales, N K
    • Cummins, W E
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1972 12:00AM