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Old 08-03-2016, 01:29   #16
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Re: Hull design?

Originally Posted by Stumble View Post
The reduction is actually in wave making resistance. Bulbous bows effect the same wave drag that defines hull speed. In effect they act as noise canceling headphones for the bow wave.
Form drag.

F = ma same cross section but the acceleration of the water depends upon the displacing agents frontal form, section defines mass of water displaced entry bluntness or fineness defines the acceleration. Most efficient is where mass by acceleration and skin friction from longer fine bow cross at the defined SOG as it were.

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Re: Hull design?

Someone tried it on a 6 meter years ago, I understand it didn't work too well.

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