How to go about checking hydrodynamics for a catamaran boat?

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by amispurs, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. amispurs
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    amispurs Junior Member

    Hello!

    I'm desining a catamaran boat. The dimensions for each hull :

    Length = 14 ft. Beam = 2.25 ft . Draft = 1.25 ft

    The catamaran should have a payload capacity of 4 people.

    Now that I've designed a single hull, do I check the hydrodynamics? Or should I build the entire catamaran (with central platform etc.) and then do so?

    Also, how exactly do I use the hydrodynamics and resistance tools to make sure the design is okay?

    I'm a beginner at boat design running a deadline for project submission. Please do help!

    Amith
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    What were the requirements outlined for this project ?
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Lets have them play with it for a while, before we send them off to design ferries?
     

  4. amispurs
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    amispurs Junior Member

    The catamaran is going to be used as a USV for environmental research such as measuring pollution levels etc. We will be testin it in calm waters at first and then possibly deploying it in the sea.

    I designed the cat based on an existing design I found online.
     
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