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RESISTANCE]
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SHHIPBUILDING


required for ships of ordinary types is from curves of resistance drawn on a base of simple functions of the speed, length and displacement, the curves being faired through the spots obtained from a large number of results of model experiments with different classes of ships. Curves of this character have been constructed by Mr D. W. Taylor and Mr A. W. Johns (Trans. I.N.A., 1907); the former series expresses the residuary resistance per ton of displacement in 2 ~"

terms of 'é and g; the latter gives the residuary horse-power 7 2

divided by W” in terms of 51% and the 'prismatic coefficient Volume of Displacement . . .

Area of immersed Midship Section X Length' the frictional reslsb ance is calculated independently by Froude's or Tideman's tables. To furnish data for estimating the I.H.P. of vessels covering a consigetrable range of type, a series of experiments on systematically varie orms ofhull were made by Mr R. E. Froude. The results" were published by him in the Trans. I.N.A., 1904; and are given in tigs..4o to 51. 1"

The forms of hull dealt with may be primarily divided into two A Beam

ght

being equal to 2-59 and 3-48 for A and B respective] . ' Each group is further divided into 6 types, differing in block coeflilcients, and the table following gives particulars of the coefficients for the models tried:— ' "

groups, and B, differing in Beam and Draught ratio; Drau Sternsnubbed, Bow snubbed,

forward body after body

3, as Type 1. as Type 3. V

Type. i~ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 5. 6.

Block coefficients ' i 1

or * A u¢||:-

Volumeof Displacement 495 505 516 522 § 29 542 Length ><Breadth- ><Draught

Largest section coefficient - ' ' QI' i "

or,

Area of immersed midship section '95 I-Breadth X Draught J .

The hull characteristics for A are shown in figs., 33 and 34,1 and the. mode of presenting, these indicates the way in which the several types were formed, each being obtained from the type 1 model by successively cutting back"its stern and bo?/. This cutting back is termed snubbing. A curve of areas of transverse sections is given (fig. 35, Plate I.) as well as the sheer draught. The lines of grou B can'be derived from A, by altering beamiapd draught scalesin tllfe ratio of 2? and %;-T respectively Each offthe/12' forms which embodied these lines was the generator of a series, differing only in length proportion. ' ' 1

The curve' of areas is an important item in the hull characteristics. Experiment shows that the resistance of a hull. of given curve of areas, beam and water-line entrance, is practically unaltered however the lines are varied (so long as they are kept-sfiip-shape, and no unfair features are introduced). It foflows, therefore, 'that although the data correspond-to a given type of lines, yet (consistently with the preceding conditions) they are capable of application, n., oVér a wider field than alt first si ht seems likely, covering variations of draught, form of profile and transverse section§ , /- " Regarding the foregoing statement of permissible variations of lines, alteration in I ratio has some effect. Comparison of the two groups A and B gives the effect of the variation in the Beam ~

IEEE; ratio tried; and- 'it is found. that (caeieris Iiaribus) increasing

by 34% (Le. fronf 2:59. to 3~48) increases the

E.H.P.;'by about A brief iihd approximate statement of the results of some experiments with models of varying % ratio, by Lieut.-Colonel G. Rota, R.I.N. (see Trans. I.N§ Af., 1905), is that beyond; a value. of' § 2-5 'an increase of 10% in % 1 These lines differ from. those tried in the models which are given in Trans. I.N.A., T904 (g.v.)., Those now - given have the same curve of areas and beam, but are .modified in respect of draught, profile and shapeof transverse-sections, these latter being filled out so as more closely to re'pi'é'sEiit friodérn forms. However, a model has been tried recently, embodyin thé3'modifications, and the-'results found to be practically identicafwith those obtained for the original lines. causes about I % to 2-5 % increase in resistance (the lower value being appropriate to the higher speeds, and vice versa). This result accords with that deduced from the A and B groups. ' *N

By the aid of the law of comparison (and a correction for skin friction), the information provided can be used -to obtain the E.H.P. for any size of ship of form included in the experiments (or covered by the possible extensions, 'vide supra). The I.H.P. follows by using a suitable propulsive coefficient. An example is given below as an illustration. In practical application it is important to notice that the lengths used in reckoning the proportions must be the total length of immersed form (i.e. of the curve of areas) and not the distance between perpendiculars arbitrarily placed. The data are here givenifi 40-51, Plates IH;-VI.) in the form of curves of E.H.P."for ships of 1000 tons displacement, plotted for a given speed on a base of immersed length. The range in abscissae shows the amount of variation in length proportion tried in the experiments; and as regards speed range the group B is for generally higher speeds than group A. The curves may be termed standard E.H.P. curves.

The block coefficients of the forms dealt with are lower than those of the greater proportion of merchant ships, and hence the data are not directly applicable to these." At higher speeds, however, the H.H.P. might be approximately estimated from fthese curves, by assuming a further degree of snubbing appropriate to the required block coefficient; but at speeds which correspond to those of ordinary merchant ships (which are the lower speeds given in the diagrams) the effect of snubbing is variable, and depends really upon the actual speed-length ratio <i.e.'/LL) of the ship we are dealing with.

In this connexion it may be noted that the diagrams not only afford a means of determining the I.H.P. of a given ship, but they may also be used in designing, and so enable the best form to be chos en, to fulfil the given conditions of displacement and speed, &c. For example, suppose a ship of given displacement is required to obtain a given speed, with a given maximum E.H.P. (or I.H.P. assuming an appropriate propulsive coefficient). First bringtlie given particulars to the proper scale for 1000 tons 'displacement (n, the ratio of the 1 1 .

linear dimensions, is equalto) 3 and hence E.H.P. becomes 1' and speed ' 3 times the given values). 1 An E.H;P. curve for the given speed is easily interpolated on the diagrams, and we can at once obtain"fUl"the 'g1vcn E.H.P. (1) 'thle..l.§ :n§ th—for-~each type; (2) the type which gives the most suitable lerigthf, (3) ' the economy resulting from any additional length, (4) thety e for agiven fixed length which ives the speed with least E.H.P., and F5) inspection at lower»spee<fs, ' how alternative forms com are at, thesje speeds. T'h'é'following points may commend themselves, ffom consideration of an instructive comparison shown in fig. 4, where for the B group, lE.H.P. curves for types 1, 3 and 6 are drawn—together. In drawing conclusions, it must be clearly remembered that the E.H.P.'s, speeds and lengths are for a standard displacement, viz. 1000 tons; and so in applications for different displacements, these quantities all undergo a numerical change, dependent upon the change in displacement. The first point is the effect of length on E.H.P.; this is most marked at high speeds; and even at low speeds, for the shorter lengths the E.H.P. begins to increase rapidly with decrease in length. At these low speeds if, on the other hand, the length be increased beyond a certain point, no economy at all results, but the reverse. The reason for this is clear. At the low speed-length ratio we are considering, the wave-making resistance is practically nil, the resistance being almost entirely due to skin' friction and eddy making, &c. It is obvious that by continually reducing the transverse dimensions of a ship of constant displacement, we increase the wetted skin (in the limit when the transverse scale is zero the surface is infinite); hence the resistance due to skin friction increases, and so therefore does the total resistance. This point would be more evident if the diagrams had been continued to a greater length and lower speed. A second point is the effect of alteration in 'block coefficient. At all speeds above 20 knots, snubbing with-in the limits shown is beneficial as regards performance, At lower speeds the effect depends oh the length. Sirice it is at these lower speeds the ordinary type of merchant ship works, we may say that the effect of snubbin is doubtful for these, and depends upon the speedglength ratio. .§ -better result might be obtained in such cases if the method of increasing the block coefficient were by the insertion of parallel middle body and not by an extension of snubbing. (For fuller information on this point see Mr R. E. Froude's 1904 I.N.A. paper.) 'A third point is the effect of change in speed. For a given len th, thefate of increase of E H.P. with speed grows with the speed, -fmt increases least for the more snubbed type. As an instance consider group, B, types 1 and 6 at a length of 300 ft. (see fig. 36, Plate l.). The following table gives the increase in E.H.P. for the corresponding chan esin speed, and the index of the speed, representing the variation of E, ,H, ,P. with speed. The figures in columns (4) and (5) are the means obtained from the individual pairs of speeds; at intermediate speeds these may have

differenfand constantly changing values:- .