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IJME 538

Paper Title: Development of a Mathematical Model for Performance Prediction of Planing Catamaran in Calm Water 



A Ghassemzadeh, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

A Dashtimanesh and M Habibiasl, Persian Gulf University, Iran

P Sahoo, Florida Institute of Technology, USA


In this paper, an attempt has been made to predict the performance of a planing catamaran using a mathematical model. Catamarans subjected to a common hydrodynamic lift, have an extra lift between the two asymmetric half bodies. In order to develop a mathematical model for performance prediction of planing catamarans, existing formulas for hydrodynamic lift calculation must be modified. Existing empirical and semi-empirical equations in the literature have been implemented and compared against available experimental data. Evaluation of lift in comparison with experimental data has been documented. Parameters influencing the interaction between demi-hulls and separation effects have been analyzed. The mathematical model for planning catamarans has been developed based on Savitsky’s method and results have been compared against experimental data. Finally, the effects of variation in hull geometry such as deadrise angle and distance between two half bodies on equilibrium trim angle, resistance and wetted surface have been examined.



Transactions RINA, Vol 161, Part A2, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Apr - Jun 2019 

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DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2019.a2.538

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