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TRIMARAN SHIPS - THE CONFIGURATION FOR THE FRIGATE OF THE FUTURE

ANDREWS, DJ; ZHANG, JW; (1995) TRIMARAN SHIPS - THE CONFIGURATION FOR THE FRIGATE OF THE FUTURE. In: NAVAL ENGINEERS JOURNAL. (pp. 77 - 93). AMER SOC NAVAL ENG INC

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Abstract

This paper follows on from two previous papers from UCL. The first describes a student ship design for an advanced technology frigate, configured with three hulls, whilst the second, given by the first author's predecessor at UCL and the second author at the RINA in 1994, described the reseach undertaken at University College London into the naval architecture of Trimaran Ships.The paper commences with a resume of the origins of the Trimaran concept, its first power boat example, the Ilan Voyager, and the Advanced Technology Frigate design which adapted the trimaran configuration to a modern warship requirement. The other UCL design studies, ranging from an offshore patrol vessel to a small aircraft carrier, are outlined. The various naval architectural considerations of powering, stability, structures and manoeuvring are then described.Particular attention is focused on the seakeeping analysis which is being undertaken jointly by UCL and DRA Haslar from the autumn of 1994 although the submission date for publication precludes inclusion of model and analytical results. Finally, on work in hand, preliminary results on a spatial analysis of the Trimaran configuration and the advantages this appears to provide in a more spacious upper deck and main deck arrangement in the central portion of the ship is outlined.The paper concludes by postulating that, in respect of the capabilities likely to be most significant in the requirements for frigate designs in the future, the Trimaran would appear to have distinct advantages over the monohull and other unconventioanl hull forms.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:TRIMARAN SHIPS - THE CONFIGURATION FOR THE FRIGATE OF THE FUTURE
Event:ASNE Day 1995
Location:WASHINGTON, D.C.
Dates:1995-05-17 - 1995-05-19
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Mechanical Engineering

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