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Design and commissioning tests for waterjet self-propulsion testing of a medium-speed catamaran ferry using a single demihull

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Zurcher, K and Bose, N and Binns, JR and Thomas, G and Davidson, G, Design and commissioning tests for waterjet self-propulsion testing of a medium-speed catamaran ferry using a single demihull, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, 5-8 May 2013, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 97-103. ISBN 9780646903347 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2013 smp chair committee (Kourosh Koushan and Sverre Steen)

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Abstract

A series of self-propulsion tests of a catamaran design at medium-speeds is proposed to study the influence of the hydrodynamics at medium-speeds on the waterjet propulsors. These model tests will be carried out using a load-varied self-propulsion testing technique in calm water. Due to size requirements of the model, a single demihull is to be utilised in close proximity to the side wall of the towing tank which acts as the plane of symmetry, reflecting waves generated by the demihull and therefore providing the acceptable blockage effects and wave interference for the second demihull.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:waterjet, self-propulsion, medium-speed, catamaran, model testing
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:Passenger Water Transport
Author:Zurcher, K (Mr Konrad Zurcher)
Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
Author:Binns, JR (Associate Professor Jonathan Binns)
Author:Thomas, G (Professor Giles Thomas)
ID Code:85799
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-08-08
Last Modified:2014-08-13
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