OPTIMAL SHIP FORMS FOR MINIMUM WAVE RESISTANCE

By introducing a set of 'tent' functions to approximate the ship hull function, the Michell integral for wave resistance is reduced to a standard quadratic form in terms of ship offsets. With linear-inequality constraints of the type 0 less than or equal to H (x,z) less than or equal B;C less than or equal to Hx (x,z) less than or equal to D, (H (x,z) is hull function; B,C,D are constants), it is possible to find various optimal ship forms of minimum wave resistance by applying quadratic programming techniques to the problem. Three optimal forms have been chosen among a number of computed results for tests in the ship-model towing tank. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    College of Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • Hsiung, C C
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Pagination: 108 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00044648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NA-72-1
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-69A-0200-1023
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM