WIT Press


Resistance Characteristics Of Small And Fast Monohull Vessels

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM960101

Volume

9

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

738 kb

Author(s)

M. Rezaul Abid & C.C. Hsiung

Abstract

In this paper, resistance results of three models, each representing a typi- cal hull form of a category, are examined with respect to their resistance, sinkage and trim characteristics. The three hull forms concerned are of the categories: displacement, semi-displacement or semi-planing, and fully- planing with transom sterns. Parameters varied and studied include the longitudinal position of the centre of gravity and the loading conditions over a range of speeds corresponding to the maximum operating volume Froude numbers of Fny ~ 1.75 for the displacement hull, Fny % 2.5 for the semi-planing hull and Fny % 3.9 for the fully-planing hull. Hull forms were developed and hydrostatics were calculated with the aid of a computer aided ship design package run at the Centre for

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