It is only occasionally that, in the design of a new ship, the hull resistance is calculated theoretically as well as being determined from full-scale or model results. Progress in the development of theoretical methods, however, justifies their increased use, and in particular the use of the procedure in which the variation in frame and bow-bulb characteristics is considered by means of systematic mathematical surface-deformation; from the many form variations thus obtained, that with the least resistance can be selected. This procedure, with which the paper is mainly concerned, is explained, and its application in the design of the hull and bulbous bow of a twin-screw passenger-ship is described. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,163.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Ship-Technology Symposium on Experimental and Mathematical Methods of Basis Research in Ship Technology, September, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rostock University

    Universitat Platz 1
    25 Rostock,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Vollheim, R
  • Publication Date: 1975


  • German

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00177225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM