The development of hydrodynamics: 1860–2010

Molland, A.F. and Wilson, P.A. (2010) The development of hydrodynamics: 1860–2010. In, Transactions and Annual Report 2010. London, GB, Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 32-34.


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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.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1905040741 (hardback)
9781905040742 (hardback)
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Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 164019
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14 September 2010Published
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 10:25
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:29

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