This paper deals with the various aspects of hull form definition relative to engineering analysis in pre-detail design. Following a classification of the main design stages, i.e. concept design preliminary design, contract design and detail design, the special characteristics of a variety of hull forms are considered. There follows a review of the methods used by naval architects to develop the hull form definition, an example being given of the fairing of a schoolship by the U.S. Navy's HULDEF program. The engineering calculations which must be completed to develop and verify the adequacy of the design are briefly discussed with reference to the following areas: Arrangements; Hydrostatics and Stability; Structural Analyses; Weight estimating; Resistance and Propulsion; Ship Motions and Wave Loads; Manoeuvring and Control; Propeller-induced vibratory forces, and Ship-model testing. A survey of design offices relating to the hull form definition and computer capability is presented and the characteristics of computer software and hardware are discussed. Conclusions are drawn leading to recommendations for potential practice in the near- and long-term.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Symposium on Computer-Aided Hull Surface Definition, Annapolis, Maryland, September 26-27, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Lasky, M P
    • Daidola, J C
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM