Accession Number : AD0744621

Title :   Comparison of Ship-Motion Theory and Experiment for Mariner Hull and a Destroyer Hull with Bow Modification.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Salvesen,N. ; Smith,W. E.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The objective of this study was to evaluate more precisely the accuracy of ship-motion strip theory for ships in head seas. Theoretical and experimental results were compared for the Mariner hull and for a destroyer hull with and without a bow modification. In view of the good agreement found, it was concluded that for practical design purposes, strip theory can be used to predict head-seas motions with satisfactory accuracy provided there is adequate station representation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIP HULLS, HYDRODYNAMICS), OCEAN WAVES, PITCH(MOTION), STABILITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, VELOCITY, PREDICTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE