The development of hydrodynamics: 1860–2010

Wilson, P.A. and Molland, A.F. (2010) The development of hydrodynamics: 1860–2010. In, The William Froude Conference: Advances in Theoretical and Applied Hydrodynamics, Past and Future, Portsmouth, UK, 24 - 25 Nov 2010.


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In the early 1860s, little was really understood about ship resistance and many of the ideas on powering at that time were erroneous. Propeller design was very much a question of trial and error. The power installed in ships was often wrong and it was clear that there was a need for a method of estimating the power to be installed in order to attain a certain speed. However, over the following 150 years, significant development was made in estimating ship propulsive power.

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Subjects: V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
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Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 12:36
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:19

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