Fast Displacement Ships


The FDS project (1979-1989) consisted of a large series of model experiments on frigate-type hull forms in calm water and in head seas. The main hull forms parameters, L/B, B/T and block coefficient have been systematically varied to arrive at around 40 different models.

The results of this project are now public. A book has been written on the background of the project and on the analysis of the results. The data are contained in a software program, also routines are made to interpolate the data for intermediate hull forms. Also a more general purpose powering prediction program for this type of hull forms has been included, this program can be considered as a specialized version of our well-known DESP program. All hull forms can be extracted as 2D offsets, idf format, and 3D surface description, igs format.

Visit the webshop to order the book and software program. For more information on this project contact Geert Kapsenberg.


April 8, 2016
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