The erosion caused by vessel wake has for many years caused problems in restricted waterways (See for example Camfield et al. [1980]). It has generally been assumed that the errosive qualities of a wake wave pattern is related to the maximum wave height of that pattern. (Nanson et al, [1987]).

In order to investigate the effect of hull shape on the size of the wave, model and full scale experiments were carried out by the Ship Hydrodynamics Centre at the Australian Maritime College.

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