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Marine engineering the trimaran hull form - Opportunities and constraints

Greig, AR; Bucknall, RWG; (1998) Marine engineering the trimaran hull form - Opportunities and constraints. International Maritime Technology , 110 (3) pp. 181-193.

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Abstract

The trimaran hull form has been gaining a great deal of attention from Naval Architects recently, both in Europe and the USA. A 100m trimaran is planned for completion in 2000 as a technology demonstratorfor the Royal Navy's Future Escort Frigate programme and the US Navy is taking an active part in this project; other NATO navies and the US Coast Guard have also shown a keen interest. 1 In Finland, Kvaerner-Masa have put forward a concept design for a 35kt trimaran cruise liner. The trimaran hull form offers a number of ad vantages over a monohull and for many roles it is seen to be superior. The aim of this paper is to introduce the trimaran to a marine engineering audience, highlighting its benefits and constraints. It will then concentrate on how these features impinge on the marine engineering design of the vessel. It will show that for the trimaran concept to be a success, the marine engineering of the vessel must be considered from the outset of the design and that the three long thin hulls of the vessel make it very sensitive to alterations in machinery fit.

Type: Article
Title: Marine engineering the trimaran hull form - Opportunities and constraints
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/108852
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