Article - 'The bulbous bow - why some ships have it and others don't' (TheNavalArch)

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  1. thenavalarch
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    Hello, and greetings from TheNavalArch!

    We are glad to publish a new article titled The bulbous bow - why some ships have it and others don't

    This article is a two-part article providing a complete introduction to Bulbous bows, their principle, characteristics and their effect on the vessel's lifecycle.
    An excerpt is presented below:

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    The principle of the bulbous bow is that it is sized, shaped and positioned so as to create a wave system at the bow which partially cancels out the ship’s own bow wave system, so reducing wave-making resistance. This can only be done over a limited speed range and at the expense of resistance at other speeds. Many merchant ships operate at a steady speed for much of their lives so the bulb can be designed for that speed.


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    To read the full article, please click on the link below.

    The bulbous bow - why some ships have it and others don't - TheNavalArch https://thenavalarch.com/the-bulbous-bow-a-primer/

    Best wishes,
    Team TheNavalArch
     
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