Hydrodynamics of Planing Monohull Watercraft

  • William S. Vorus

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Boat Hull Hydrodynamics

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  3. Boat Propulsion Hydrodynamics

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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 95-105

About this book


This book addresses the principles involved in the design and engineering of planing monohull power boats, with an emphasis on the theoretical fundamentals that readers need in order to be fully functional in marine design and engineering. Author William Vorus focuses on three topics: boat resistance, seaway response, and propulsion and explains the physical principles, mathematical details, and theoretical details that support physical understanding. In particular, he explains the approximations and simplifications in mathematics that lead to success in the applications of planing craft design engineering, and begins with the simplest configuration that embodies the basic physics. He leads readers, step-by-step, through the physical complications that occur, leading to a useful working knowledge of marine design and engineering. Included in the book are a wealth of examples that exemplify some of the most important naval architecture and marine engineering problems that challenge many of today’s engineers.


Boat Hydrostatics Froude number Hydrostatic solution Shallow water planing Calm water planing Boat steady performance Porpoising Boat resistance Seaway response DOF of rigid-body-dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • William S. Vorus
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  1. 1.School of Naval Arch. and Marine Eng.University of New Orleans School of Naval Arch. and Marine Eng.NEW ORLEANSUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39218-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39219-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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