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A tool for the prediction of wave wake in deep water


Robbins, A and Renilson, MR, A tool for the prediction of wave wake in deep water, International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 148, (A1) pp. 17-24. ISSN 1479-8751 (2006) [Refereed Article]


To determine the hull form parameters affecting wave wake, a testing program was conducted utilising a computational fluid dynamics program, (CFD), and scale model tests. A parent hull form was chosen, which was representative of a typical low wave wake high speed catamaran. From the parent hull form, multiple variant hull forms were created. Their wave wake was obtained for a range of speeds in deep water using CFD, and the free surfaces recorded and analysed using a decay method. The CFD was validated though scale model testing. From the results, regression analysis was used to develop a simple prediction tool. The regression analysis was then validated though the trial of a test hull form, which was unrelated to the original hull series. Given key hull form parameters the wave wake height for a vessel can be predicted. The tool allows the designer to rank hull forms relative to each other, within a given variable range. © 2005: Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:Maritime
UTAS Author:Renilson, MR (Professor Martin Renilson)
ID Code:46762
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2007-10-30
Last Modified:2007-10-30

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