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Air lubricated hulls and propulsors

AuthorsCornel Thill & Tom van Terwisga
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 73
Date1 Apr 2001
Reading time3 minutes

The idea of reducing the frictional resistance of ships by means of air cavities in the ship's bottom is not new, but is rarely applied.


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Tom van Terwisga

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