Accession Number:

ADA034923

Title:

Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Characteristics of 'MONOFORM', a Novel Hull Form.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Sep 75,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

This report gives results of a theoretical study of a new small waterplane area hull, called MONOFORM. The hull is composed of a single cylindrical underwater hull, four V-shaped struts, and a large above water platform. The theoretical results indicate that the MONOFORM is more stable, has less wetted surface, and is structurally more sound than a comparable SSS-SWATH hull. Seakeeping characteristics were not evaluated. A need for further study, including model tests, is indicated.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE