Accession Number:

ADA440212

Title:

Correlation of VERES Predictions for Multihull Ship Motions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jan 2003-15 Sep 2005

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A correlation effort was completed to determine if the VEssel RESponse VERES program was suitable for predicting the motions of high-speed multi-hull vessels. Head and bow wave heave and pitch responses correlated reasonably well with available model test result, with VERES tending to over-predict response magnitudes as speed is increased. A limited study of the use of fins for motion control demonstrated the possibility of a large reduction in motion at high speed, using a set of four fins.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE