Accession Number:

ADA088887

Title:

Performance Predictions for Planing Craft in a Seaway

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

A procedure for the prediction of powering requirements and vertical accelerations at the preliminary design stage is presented for planing hulls with propellers on inclined shafts. Envelopes of operating speed versus wave height are developed based on 1 maximum speed in seaway due to limits of the prime movers andor propellers and 2 human endurance limits due to vertical accelerations. Complete documentation of the computer program is provided in the appendix. Sample computations and plots are presented for a typical planing craft.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE