Accession Number:

ADA011363

Title:

Maneuvering Performance of High Speed Ships and Catamarans.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

Dynamic course stability and turning performance of two naval ships, the DL-2 hull form and the ASR catamaran, are examined utilizing the Rotating-Arm Facility combined with a computer analysis. Based on test results of the DL-2 hull form and previous hydrodynamic data of various ship configurations, a computational procedure is developed to evaluate maneuvering performance of high-speed ships at the design stage from major hull parameters. Correlations between predictions and test results indicate the procedure can be effectively used as a design tool.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE