Seakeeping Analysis of Small Displacement High-Speed Vessels
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Today, high speed vessels are the focus of many ship designers in both the military and commercial maritime industries, High speed vessels provide versatility in accomplishing a range of missions. In developing designs for high speed vessels, the engineer must account for the response of the ship in the environment while operating at mission essential speeds. Much of the design and simulations are computer automated and rely on background data that comes from existing ship designs or experimental results. Series 64, which was developed by the David Taylor Model Basin, now known as Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, sets the benchmark for resistance data commonly used by naval architects. To expand upon this well known series, this research attempts to develop seakeeping data trends for scaled-up Series 64 models. The scale used is based on a small displacement ship of 2500 tons. The results of the research can then be used by engineers in application to the design of small displacement, high speed ships.
- Marine Engineering