GRAPHS FOR PREDICTING THE IDEAL HIGH-SPEED RESISTANCE OF PLANING CATAMARANS
DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC
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Graphs are presented by means of which the highspeed resistance and trim of catamaran planing hulls of a wide range of sizes and proportions can be determined. Graphs which give guidance in selecting parameters which will result in optimum planing performance are also presented. Values for the graphs were obtained from equations for the lift, center of pressure, and resistance of prismatic planing bottoms which were previously developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the David Taylor Model Basin.
- Marine Engineering