Hydrodynamic Design Optimization Tool
Technical rept. 23 May 2011-30 Aug 2011
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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A rapid ship hull form generation tool is developed in support of an ongoing ONR research project on the development of a methodology for innovative hydrodynamic design of ship hull forms. The hull linescurves in this tool are described by various orders of polynomials and the polynomials are determined using hull form parameters. The hull generation tool is implemented using Matlab to enable graphic user interface. Two hull forms are used for the validation. The present tool is able to generate the same hull forms as the sample hull forms given by Bjorklund Fuller 1976 with given parameters. This rapid hull form generation tool describes hull form using naval architects language generates hull form from scratch in terms of hull form parameters and establishes the link between the hull form and form parameters. It can be used to generate the hull form for hydrostatic analysis and hydrodynamic design optimization in the early stage of ship design.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
- Fluid Mechanics