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Experimental analysis of catamaran forms with bulbous bows operating in shallow water

Abdul Ghani, M.P. and Wilson, P.A. (2009) Experimental analysis of catamaran forms with bulbous bows operating in shallow water International Shipbuilding Progress, 56, (1/2), pp. 29-57. (doi:10.3233/ISP-2009-0054).

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In recent years fast ferries which are capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots have been operational in water of depth of less than 10 m. As high-speed operations near sensitive shorelines increase, complaints from the public on extensive wave wake or wake wash from these fast vessels have increased. Although the leading waves in the wash are very small in terms of wave amplitude compared to storm waves, they have a very long period and build in height rapidly in shallow water at the shoreline thereby causing substantial surges on beaches as well as breaching sea walls at high tide. This wake wash is likely to have environmental effects such as shoreline erosion as well as endangering swimmers and small boats.

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Submitted date: 16 October 2008
Published date: 23 December 2009
Keywords: catamaran, shallow water, seakeeping
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 68991
ISSN: 0020-868X
PURE UUID: bddd8abe-4eb0-43cf-b3b3-6dd3de3c25f3
ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 29 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:15

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Author: M.P. Abdul Ghani
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