VWS D-series hull data

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by Will Fraser, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Will Fraser
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    Will Fraser Senior Member

    Any information or links to help find test data would be appreciated.
    Two papers were originally published on the series by A. Kracht (1992 & 1996).
    They are referenced in a paper by G. Grigoropoulos "Recent advances in the hydrodynamic design of fast monohulls". The paper shows the body-plan of the parent hull (see attached) from which I was able to model a crude 3D shape. Test data for this parent hull is presented as Tefler coefficients on a small graph.
    I am particularly interested in how the hull drag compares to other round-bilge semi-displacement hulls such as the NPL series. VWS D-Series hull sections2.JPG VWS D-series side view.JPG
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