Wave generation of a compartmented surface-effect ship

Lawrence Doctors, Alexander Day, David Clelland, Beveridge Philip

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A series of carefully controlled experiments on the wave-generation characteristics of a model of a compartmented surface-effect ship has been conducted in a towing tank. Configurations of the model included cases encompassing one subcushion and two subcushions, as well as differing values of the pressures in the subcushions. It was shown that a reduced wave generation in the appropriate Froude number range could be achieved in this manner. Furthermore, a previously developed theory for the wave generation of marine vessels was verified for the model for a Froude number greater than 0.40.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345–358
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • surface-effect ships
  • wave generation
  • towing tank
  • model tests


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