Correlation of VERES Predictions for Multihull Ship Motions
Final rept. 15 Jan 2003-15 Sep 2005
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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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.
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