“Experimental and numerical hydrodynamic analysis of a stepped planing hull.”
Agostino De Marco, Simone Mancini, Salvatore Miranda, Raffaele Scognamiglio, Luigi Vitiello.
∗Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
This work addresses the experimental and numerical study of a stepped planing hull and the related fluiddynamics phenomena typically occurring in the stepped hull in the unwetted aft body area behind thestep. In the last few years, the interest in high-speed planing crafts, with low weight-to-power ratios,has been increasing significantly, and, in such context, naval architects have been orienting toward thestepped hull solution…