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Performance of High-Speed Naval Ships, Part II. Results of Resistance Tests in Smooth Water on Nine Hull Forms (LCB/LCF Effect).
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NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON D C
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The effect of changing the relative locations of the longitudinal center of buoyancy LCB and the longitudinal center of flotation LCF on the resistance characteristics of high-speed naval ships was investigated. The results indicate that there was no direct relationship between the resistance and any one hull parameter except that of wetted surface. It was also found that at speed-length ratios greater than 1, the resistance characteristics of hulls with a transom andor bulbous bow of moderate size 5-10 percent had overall superiority over hull forms that did not have these features. Author
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