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Finding the hull form for given seakeeping characteristics

AuthorsKapsenberg G.K.
Conference/JournalProceedings IMAM 2005, 26-30 September, Lisbon
DateJan 1, 2005

This paper presents a method to find a hull form that satisfies as good as possible a set of seakeeping require-ments. The method uses an initial hull form that is characterized by a set of polynomials that define the beam on the waterline, the draft and the sectional area as a function of the length. The sectional shape is then defined by a 2 parameter Lewis transform.


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