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 Yanuar,Gunawan,A. Muhyi,et al.Ship Resistance of Quadramaran With Various Hull Position Configurations[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2016,(1):28-32.[doi:10.1007/s11804-016-1340-3]
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Ship Resistance of Quadramaran With Various Hull Position Configurations


Ship Resistance of Quadramaran With Various Hull Position Configurations
Yanuar1 Gunawan1 A. Muhyi1 A. Jamaluddin2
Yanuar1 Gunawan1 A. Muhyi1 A. Jamaluddin2
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Indonesia, Jakarta 16424, Indonesia;
2. Indonesian Hydrodynamic Laboratory, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia
multihullquadramaranship resistanceinterference factorhull position configurations
Multihull ships are widely used for sea transportation, and those with four hulls are known as quadramarans.Hull position configurations of a quadramaran include the diamond, tetra, and slice.In general, multihull vessels traveling at high speeds have better hydrodynamic efficiency than monohull ships.This study aims to identify possible effects of various quadramaran hull position configurations on ship resistance for hull dimensions of 2 m length, 0.21 m breadth, and 0.045 m thickness.We conducted a towing test in which we varied the hull spacing and speed at Fr values between 0.08 and 0.62 and measured the total resistance using a load cell transducer.The experimental results reveal that the lowest total resistance was achieved with a diamond quadramaran configuration at Fr=0.1-0.6 and an effective interference factor of up to 0.35 with S/L=3/10 and R/L=1/2 at Fr=0.62.


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Received date: 2015-06-29;Accepted date: 2015-12-10。
Foundation item: This work is sponsored by the Directorate of Research and Community Services, University of Indonesia(Hibah PUPT-Tambahan UI 2015)
Corresponding author: Yanuar, E-mail:yanuar@eng.ui.ac.id
Last Update: 2016-07-06