Theoretical and experimental investigation of a catamaran resistance

  • Dan Obreja “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • George-Ciprian Iatan “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: catamaran resistance, theoretical estimation, experimental model tests.

Abstract

A comparative theoretical and experimental analysis over catamaran resistance was developed in this paper. The theoretical estimation was performed on the basis of Sahoo method, typical for the round bilge catamarans with high speed. Experimental model tests were developed in the Towing Tank of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, both with the demihull and the full catamaran, with blocked sinkage and trim, to study the influence of the hulls interference. Also, catamaran model tests with free trim were realized. In order to transpose the model results at full scale, the ITTC 1957 method was applied. The conclusions reveal significant differences between the theoretical and experimental results.

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Published
2018-12-28
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Obreja D, Iatan G-C. Theoretical and experimental investigation of a catamaran resistance. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 28Dec.2018 [cited 23Oct.2020];41:35-0. Available from: https://www.gup.ugal.ro/ugaljournals/index.php/fanship/article/view/1006
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