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Resistance of a compartmented surface-effect ship

Day, Alexander and Clelland, David and Doctors, Lawrence and Beveridge, Philip (2010) Resistance of a compartmented surface-effect ship. Journal of Ship Production and Design, 26 (3). 219–230. ISSN 2158-2866

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A series of carefully controlled experiments on the resistance of a model of a compartmented surface-effect ship has been conducted in a towing tank. Configurations of the model included cases encompassing one subcushion and two subcushions, as well as differing values of the pressures in the subcushions. It was shown that a reduced total resistance in the appropriate range of Froude number could be achieved in this manner. Furthermore, the previously developed theory for the resistance of a surface-effect ship was verified for the model for a Froude number greater than 0.40.