Accession Number : AD0713008

Title :   SUGGESTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PERFORMANCE OF MERCHANT SHIPS,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF AERONAUTICS (NAVY) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Locke,F. W. S. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A study was made of the performance of a typical proposed merchant ship. It is concluded, as a result of the study, that suitable research might develop a hull having 10% less drag. It is indicated that a propeller for such a ship could be built with an efficiency of at least 15% more than present propellers. The methods whereby these conclusions were reached are presented in some detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MERCHANT VESSELS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), CARGO SHIPS, PROPELLERS(MARINE), SHIP HULLS, DRAG, MARINE ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE