In this paper we investigate the resistance and seakeeping effects of an inverted bow by comparing the motions of an existing combatant hull, the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate (FFG-7), with a modified version of the hull with an inverted bow. The bow of the FFG-7 was redesigned by developing a set of basic curves that define the parametric surfaces of the new shape. Two 1/80th scale models were tested for resistance in calm water and seakeeping in both regular waves and irregular head seas. The differences between the FFG-7 and the inverted bow responses are characterized in terms of pitch and heave motions and vertical accelerations.
Effect of Inverted Bow on the Hydrodynamic Performance of Navy Combatant Hull Forms
White, Jeffrey K., Brizzolara, Stefano , and William Beaver. "Effect of Inverted Bow on the Hydrodynamic Performance of Navy Combatant Hull Forms." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention and 5th World Maritime Technology Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, November 2015. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/WMTC-2015-038
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