Functions and Methods to Analyze and Construct Developable Hull Surfaces

  • Salvatore Miranda
  • Claudio Pensa
  • Fabrizio Sessa
Conference paper


In this paper the authors present a way to study the analytical properties of a ship hull surface in order to modify it in a new one simpler to build for a shipyard but that also preserves some properties of the original surface.

The authors present a real case study of a ship with the functions used to modify the surface and with the hydrodynamic performances of the new ship.

Even if this is a “trial run” developed by the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Navale of Naples, the results are very interesting. However the main aim of this work is to optimize a numerical procedure for the above transformations.

For this reason the authors present the “tools” used to modify the surface in an algorithmic way so they can be easily implemented in a CAD software.


Gaussian Curvature Developable Surface Real Case Study Surface Subdivision Hydrodynamic Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Miranda
    • 1
  • Claudio Pensa
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Sessa
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria NavaleUniversità degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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