Hull forms of small high-speed wave-piercing monohull crafts and hydrodynamics study

  • Cheng-zhu Wei (魏成柱)
  • Ying-hui Li (李英辉)
  • Xiao-feng Liang (梁晓锋)
  • Hong Yi (易宏)


Wave-piercing design is a revolution in hull design for small high-speed boats to operate in adverse sea conditions. To study hydrodynamics of the small high speed wave piercing monohull craft systematically, four typical small high-speed wave-piercing monohull crafts were developed, and validated CFD methods were adopted to calculate hull resistances and motions. The resistances and hull motions of these high-speed wave piercing monohull crafts in calm water and waves were obtained and compared. Obvious operating differences can be observed. High-speed wave piercing monohull crafts with slender and twisted planing hulls have smaller resistance at high speed, but the dynamic effects increase as sea conditions worsen. The high-speed wave-piercing monohull craft with a slim multi-chine hull maintains in waves for softer hull motions but suffers the disadvantages of larger resistance. The high-speed wave piercing monohull craft with a triangular hull shows no obvious advantages compared with the other types.

Key words

Small high-speed wave-piercing monohull craft resistance hull motions 


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This work was supported by a foundation of State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering of China (Grant NO. GKZD010061) to which the authors are grateful.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng-zhu Wei (魏成柱)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ying-hui Li (李英辉)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiao-feng Liang (梁晓锋)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hong Yi (易宏)
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Ocean EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea Exploration (CISSE)Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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