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Experimental measurements of the seakeeping characteristics of fast displacement catamarans in long-crested head-seas

Wellicome, J.F., Temarel, P., Molland, A.F. and Couser, P.R. (1995) Experimental measurements of the seakeeping characteristics of fast displacement catamarans in long-crested head-seas , Southampton, UK University of Southampton 71pp. (Ship Science Reports, 89).

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Abstract

The report describes an experimental investigation into the seakeeping properties of catamarans. Three geometrically similar hull forms were tested covering a range of Length:Displacement ratio from 7.4 to 9.5. The hulls are of round bilge transom stern form and are based on the NPL round bilge series. A number of hull configurations, including monohull and two catamaran demihull spacings, were tested at three Froude numbers (F subscript n = 0.2, 0.53, 0.8) and over a range of wavelengths. Long-crested head-seas were used for all experiments. Measurements of heave, pitch, vertical acceleration at two stations and added resistance in waves were made. Response functions have been calculated from both regular and irregular wave experiments.

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Published date: 1995
Additional Information: ISSN 0140-3818

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Local EPrints ID: 46463
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46463
PURE UUID: 8f6e45cb-7fc0-4245-b8b1-10b05edae799
ORCID for P. Temarel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2921-1242

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Date deposited: 29 Jun 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:07

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Author: J.F. Wellicome
Author: P. Temarel ORCID iD
Author: A.F. Molland
Author: P.R. Couser

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