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 Md. Shamim Mahmud.The Applicability of Hydrofoils as a Ship Control Device[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2015,(3):244-249.[doi:10.1007/s11804-015-1314-x]
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The Applicability of Hydrofoils as a Ship Control Device


The Applicability of Hydrofoils as a Ship Control Device
Md. Shamim Mahmud
Md. Shamim Mahmud
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
hydrofoilship roll stabilizationtrimrudder-roll dampingcenter of flotationNACA foil sectionship capsizegear systeminstabilitycapsizing moment
Centrifugal forces are commonly created when ships turn, which may cause a ship to capsize in a critical situation. A mathematical model has been developed to optimize the stability coefficients for ship, with the aim to prevent capsizing and to increase ship maneuverability in high-speed water craft. This model can be used to develop algorithms for control system improvement. The mathematical model presented in this paper optimized the use of multipurpose hydrofoils to reduce heeling and the trimming moment, maintaining an upright ship’s position and lessening the resistance via transverse force. Conventionally, the trimming and heeling of a ship are controlled using ballast water; however, under variable sea conditions it is sometimes difficult to control a ship’s motion using ballast water. In this case, a hydrofoil would be more stable and maneuverable than a ballast tank controlled vessel. A movable hydrofoil could theoretically be adapted from moveable aerofoil technology. This study proves the merit of further investigation into this possibility.


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通讯作者:Md. Shamim Mahmud, E-mail:shamimmahmud@ymail.com
Last Update: 2015-09-01