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Accession Number ADA584204
Title Calm Water Resistance of a 1:25 Scale Model of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 43p
Personal Author J. McKillop T. Turner
Abstract DSTO has recently joined the International collaborative consortium FAST3.JIP with the aim to develop a numerical capability for the prediction and analysis of the resistance, seakeeping and seaway loads of high speed semi- planing hullforms. As part of this research program DSTO, in collaboration with DNPS, have undertaken a series of calm water resistance scaled model tests on the Armidale Class Patrol Boat, (ACPB). The data obtained from this model test program will be utilised to validate the numerical tools within the FAST3.JIP. Once fully validated these tools can be utilised to increase the understanding of any potential fuel saving strategies for the ACPB's and the through life structural management of the platform. The results will also be utilised to provide stern flap position advice to the Royal Australian Navy for minimization of fuel consumption at various displacements and ship speeds. This report presents the data from the experimental test series.
Keywords Armidale class patrol boat
Calm water resistance
Foreign reports
Model tests
Numerical analysis
Patrol craft

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47A - Marine Engineering
Corporate Author Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Victoria (Australia). Maritime Platforms Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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