Studies of ship resistance have generated concepts and methods of importance for all of fluid mechanics; for example: the understanding of the origin of fluid resistance in its various components; model testing as a science; similitude laws in testing and analysis; group velocity in dispersive systems; asymptotic integration; and thin body theory. Here, developments including the earliest are surveyed and placed in some historical perspective. The development and current status of theory are surveyed critically, concluding with: Slow Ship Theory, and Numerical Hydrodynamics.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at U.S. National Congress on Applied Mechanics, UCLA, Jul 78.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20810
  • Authors:
    • Tulin, M P
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7819-1 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-78-C-0014
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM