Book Inquiry - catamaran hull shape/profiles/ratios & hull design

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by sonodelirii, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. sonodelirii
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    sonodelirii Junior Member

    Hi Guys,

    I wanted to ask those with experience in boat design what books would you recommend on:

    firstly - specifically catamaran hull shape/profiles/ratios and composite hull design
    secondary - sailing catamaran design in general

    I am a Mechanical Engineering major and have been working on some design ideas for a while now. A parametric model is coming along and I am running some FEA/CFD simulations.

    I wish to move to a more comprehensive model but would like to study up first on terminology/lexicon and the ratios of various dimensions. I feel I can save a lot of time by reading some material instead of coming to those conclusions on my own.

    *this inquiry is with respect to a composite sailing leisure (internal living space - not bare racing hull) catamaran (75-150ft)

    Thanks! :)
  2. sonodelirii
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    sonodelirii Junior Member

    Thank you,

    I couldn't locate the PM option but I used the Message via Email.

    Looking forward to your recommendations.

    Thanks again
  3. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    I think it would be nice if you shared some useful titles here, in the public section of the forum. :)
  4. aranda1984
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    aranda1984 aranda1984

    Multihull design books

    Although I am into triamarans, I would still appreciate a list of your titles, and maybe even a short narrative, few words about the content of each book.


    Stephen I. M.
  5. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    It sure would be nice and a great service to the members!
  6. sottorf
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    sottorf member

    the following reference is pretty good:

    V. Dubrovsky and A. Lyakhovitsky, Multi-Hull Ships, Backbone Publishing, 2001

  7. oldsailor7
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    One book you can't go past is "Design for fast sailing". AYRS #82.
    It is by Edmond Bruce & Harry Morse, the gurus of design, not just for speed but rather maximum sailing efficiency. It is still available .
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