DEVELOPMENT OF MEANS FOR RAPID RETRIEVAL OF HULL FORM GEOMETRY AND PERFORMANCE DATA FOR THE MARAD STANDARD SERIES

The objective of the program was the computerization of the MARAD Standard Series (MSS) geometric hull form data in such a manner that offspring hull forms, defined by offsets and/or plots of body plans, buttocks or waterlines, could be readily obtained for any full-form design without recourse to interpolative decisions on the part of the program user, provided that the characteristics of the new design lie within the matrix of the extended MSS model characteristics. In addition, as high L/B forms such as Great Lakes vessels can be regarded as lengthened versions of the basic MSS full-ended series, the data base was extrapolated for use in Great Lakes design studies and estimates. The data base for this computer program was obtained from the parent forms, one short run afterbody and one long run afterbody), for the sixteen models which define the MSS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Tomassoni, C
    • RAWAT, P
    • Sauer, T
    • Setterstrom, C
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 213 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Hydronautics, Incorporated
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Technical Rpt. 7644-1
  • Contract Numbers: 5-38074
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM