Functions and Methods to Analyze and Construct Developable Hull Surfaces
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.
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