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Effect of Hull Form and its Associated Parameters on the Resistance of a Catamaran

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Arun DevORCiD


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The total resistance of four different types of catamaran hull forms, which include the flat bottom, single chine, multi chine and the round bilge hull forms are presented and discussed in this paper. With the aid of Maxsurf software, the four catamaran hull forms were designed with the same principal dimensions, wetted surface area and the block coefficient. Maxsurf was then used to calculate the total resistance results of the four hull forms that lay in congruence to the displacement and semi-displacement speed range of Froude number (Fn) between 0.2 to 0.7. Also, three variations of the catamaran hull spacing parameter are also presented in this research to study the effect of an increasing separation to length ratio, S/L, on its total resistance. Discussions are made to evaluate for every result that was presented in this paper.

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Author(s): Ramsani ZB, Tam I, Dev AK

Editor(s): Arun Kr Dev

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 6th International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 131

Print publication date: 08/09/2016

Online publication date: 08/09/2016

Acceptance date: 08/08/2016

Publisher: Research Publishing


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Series Title: OSV Singapore

Series Editor(s): Arun Kr Dev

Sponsor(s): Keppel Singmarine and Wartsila

ISBN: 9789811107467