A simple so-called 'equivalent' body of revolution is proposed for reflex ship forms in an attempt to simplify calculation of the boundary layer over a ship's hull when there is no wavemaking. However, exhaustive testing of one body of revolution did not produce a favorable comparison with results for the corresponding reflex model. Gadd's recently proposed theory was used to calculate the boundary-layer development over the body of revolution. Reasonable agreement was obtained between the calculated and experimental results.
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September 01 1974
A Note on the Resistance of Bodies of Revolution and Ship Forms
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Matheson, N., and P. N. Joubert. "A Note on the Resistance of Bodies of Revolution and Ship Forms." J Ship Res 18 (1974): 153–168. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/jsr.19220.127.116.11
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