An approximate power prediction method
Author Holtrop, J. and Mennen, G.G.J.
Title An approximate power prediction method
Conference/Journal International Shipbuilding Progress
Month July
Year 1982
Volume 29
Number 335
Pages 166-170

In a recent publication a statistical method was presented for the determination of the required propulsive power at the initial design stage of a ship. This method was developed through a regression analysis of random model experiments and full-scale data, available at the Netherlands Ship Model Basin. Because the accuracy of the method was reported to be insufficient when unconventional combinations of main parameters were used, an attempt was made to extend the method by adjusting the original numerical prediction model to test data obtained in some specific cases. This adaptation of the method has resulted into a set of prediction formulae with a wider range of application.

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