Accession Number : AD0782512

Title :   Naval Auxiliary Oiler AO 177 Class Hull Form Design Development.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT*

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,J. H. ; Grant,J. W.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Analytical and experimental predictions of speed/power performance of the initial AO 177 Class design showed the capability and need for improvement. Hull form changes were suggested as a result of reviewing the characteristics of existing hulls for which experimental data were available, following the lead of current commercial ship development and conducting abbreviated bulbous bow experiments. A new hull form was then developed, and tests confirmed the estimated reduction in power over the normal range of operating speeds and drafts. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval vessels, *Ship hulls, Ship bows, Shipbuilding, Geometric forms, Experimental design, Seakeeping

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE