Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 453–461 | Cite as

Automatic generation of the planning tunnel high speed craft hull form

  • Morteza Ghassabzadeh
  • Hassan Ghassemi


The creation of geometric model of a ship to determine the characteristics of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic, and also for structural design and equipments arrangement are so important in the ship design process. Planning tunnel high speed craft is one of the crafts in which, achievement to their top speed is more important. These crafts with the use of tunnel have the aero-hydrodynamics properties to diminish the resistance, good sea-keeping behavior, reduce slamming and avoid porpoising. Because of the existence of the tunnel, the hull form generation of these crafts is more complex and difficult. In this paper, it has attempted to provide a method based on geometry creation guidelines and with an entry of the least control and hull form adjustment parameters, to generate automatically the hull form of planning tunnel craft. At first, the equations of mathematical model are described and subsequent, three different models generated based on present method are compared and analyzed. Obviously, the generated model has more application in the early stages of design.


planning tunnel craft hull form automatic generation high speed craft 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ocean EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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