Buoyancy and Stability

  • Liang Yun
  • Alan Bliault
  • Huan Zong Rong


To develop the design of a multihull vessel, we must start by taking the initial ideas documented from Chap. 2, for example target length and displacement, and by developing the geometry of the hulls determine the hydrostatic characteristics, using some coefficients to guide the geometry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Yun
    • 1
  • Alan Bliault
    • 2
  • Huan Zong Rong
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Design and Research Institute of ChinaShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Naval ArchitectSolaNorway

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