Accession Number:

AD0614905

Title:

MODEL TESTS ON A BULK OIL CARRIER WITH TWINNACELLE STERN,

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Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The report describes tests on a model of a supertanker fitted, consecutively, with a conventional twin-screw stern and a twin-nacelle stern. The results show that the latter design is superior to a conventional design with respect to power requirement and course-keeping ability and produces an acceptably regular wake in way of the propeller disk. Inasmuch as propeller-induced vibrations are becoming increasingly troublesome as speed and power of ships increase, the twin-nacelle stern arrangement would seem to be an excellent arrangement for highpowered, high-block-coefficient vessels. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE