This paper describes the investigations carried out in the towing tank of ETSIN (UPM), where the influence of the distance between catamaran hulls on interference resistance was studied. Resistance, trim and wave cuts were measured for several situations and a device for measuring the wave cuts in different positions between the hulls was built. In order to ascertain the accuracy of the measurements taken, an uncertainty analysis is included. The relation between the interference resistance and the inner wave cuts shapes is analyzed. This analysis provides some insight into the phenomenon but further work is yet to be done.
Experiments in Fluids – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 29, 2006
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