In France in recent years, the calculation of wave resistance has been stimulated by the progress made in the fields of both computer-aided analysis and model experiments. Calculations have been based mainly on the Neumann-Klevin mathematical model, but this has yielded few useful results; the problem has considerable complexity, and it is necessary to put it back into its proper context. The Authors, of the Bassin d'Essais des Carenes (the experiment tank in Paris), describe and discuss current research in France on the calculation of wave resistance, with special reference to the shortcomings of the Neumann-Kelvin model and the need for research on viscous resistance and resistance due to wave/viscosity interaction phenomena. Among the several conclusions drawn, it is stated that it will probably not be possible to calculate wave resistance and viscous resistance separately, and that it will be necessary to combine boundary-layer theory and potential theory in the same calculation procedure. Order from: BSRA as No. 48,847.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at 1978 Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Technique Maritime et Aeronautique

    47 rue de Moneeau
    75008 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • DERN, J C
    • Demanche, J F
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • French

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM