4808 “Motor Yacht Hull Form Design for the Displacement to Semi-Displacement Speed Range”

“Motor Yacht Hull Form Design for the Displacement to Semi-Displacement Speed Range”, by Perry van Oossanen, Justus Heimann, Juryk Henrichs and Karsten Hochkirch, Published in the Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2009), Athens, Greece, October 2009, pp. 629-643 (ID No. 4808).

This paper addresses design features that have a large effect on hull resistance. The features that are discussed are: the area of the immersed transom, bulbous bows, trim control, and spray rails. The paper also describes a design methodology for the shape of the bulbous bow based on an optimization scheme employing CFD for determining the effect of bulb shape on resistance. This paper reveals that bulbous bows can also be designed so as to favourably affect resistance at high speeds.

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