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High speed catarmaran or monohull? How do you chose?


Thomas, GA and Tomic, P and Tuite, A, High speed catarmaran or monohull? How do you chose?, Ships and Offshore Structures, 2, (2) pp. 137-147. ISSN 1744-5302 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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A decision-making tool has been developed to aid designers when confronted with the choice between two different hull form configurations for a particular route. It incorporates both economic and technical issues, which are the two major components to influence the comparison and evaluation of vessels. A number of technical factors have been taken into account including resistance and powering, passenger comfort and structural configuration; they have different weightings depending on the vessel's operational requirements. The use of the system is demonstrated by way of a case study for a prospective ferry route in South Australia. Conclusions are drawn on its performance and recommendations made for future development.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Catamaran; monohull; comparison; technical; economic
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
UTAS Author:Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Tomic, P (Mr Peter Tomic)
ID Code:58552
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2009-10-14
Last Modified:2012-12-12

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