A Simplified Ship Wave Induced Added Resistance Calculation Method and Full-scale Measurements Validation in Head Sea
Paper in proceedings, 2020

In this paper, we introduce a semi-empirical head wave added resistance calculation formula. The formula considers the ship hull forms as well as the main particulars and was verified by the available experimental data in the regular wave. One PCTC full-scale measurements were carried out to perform the added resistance validation in the irregular sea, with a newly proposed wave height correction factor. The encountered weather conditions were extracted from the reanalysis metocean data. The result indicated that the proposed formula has achieved reasonable accuracy with fast calculation, and was discussed with regards to uncertainties and prediction capacity.

full-scale measurements

Added resistance due to wave

energy efficient shipping

irregular sea

head wave


Xiao Lang

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Wengang Mao

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

10986189 (ISSN) 15551792 (eISSN)


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