Wave Generation and Resistance

  • Liang Yun
  • Alan Bliault
  • Huan Zong Rong


The first component of resistance to address is the creation of a wave form at the surface as the vessel moves forward, displacing the water volume in front of it. The water mass is acted upon by the pressure of the hull surface. The action of gravity on the fluid displaced adds to the energy vector projected by the hull as it moves forward, resulting in the energy dissipating as a pattern of waves radiating outward. If the waves meet another surface, they will be reflected, which will happen in the space between the two hulls of a catamaran and if the vessel is running in a confined waterway.


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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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