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 pp. 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.
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