Power Prediction

  • Dejan RadojčićEmail author
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The performance prediction models are typically composed of modules (subroutines) for the calculation of bare hull resistance, appendage resistance, propeller characteristics, etc., which are derived individually and may be used independently of each other. For conventional ships the Holtrop and Mennen method (Holtrop and Mennen 1982) applicable to a wide variety of ship types is still in use despite its age, and is typically included in multiple software packages. Adequate MMs for HSC do not really exist, probably due to the unique nature of HSC, operating in displacement, semi-displacement, and often planing regimes, as discussed in Sect.  1.2. Specifically, with increasing speed HSC change both the displacement and trim, which is not the case with conventional (displacement) ships. Therefore, in order to model the HSC’s operating conditions and power requirement, equations of equilibrium must be formed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Naval ArchitectureUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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