Journal of Marine Science and Technology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 345–358

Wave generation of a compartmented surface-effect ship

  • Lawrence J. Doctors
  • Alexander H. Day
  • David Clelland
  • Philip Beveridge
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00773-010-0104-z

Cite this article as:
Doctors, L.J., Day, A.H., Clelland, D. et al. J Mar Sci Technol (2010) 15: 345. doi:10.1007/s00773-010-0104-z
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Abstract

A series of carefully controlled experiments on the wave-generation characteristics of a model of a compartmented surface-effect ship has been conducted in a towing tank. Configurations of the model included cases encompassing one subcushion and two subcushions, as well as differing values of the pressures in the subcushions. It was shown that a reduced wave generation in the appropriate Froude number range could be achieved in this manner. Furthermore, a previously developed theory for the wave generation of marine vessels was verified for the model for a Froude number greater than 0.40.

Keywords

Surface-effect shipsWave generationTowing tankModel tests

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence J. Doctors
    • 1
  • Alexander H. Day
    • 2
  • David Clelland
    • 2
  • Philip Beveridge
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringThe University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Naval Architecture and Marine EngineeringThe University of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK