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dc.contributor.authorGourlay, Tim
dc.contributor.authorTuck, E.
dc.identifier.citationGourlay, T. and Tuck, E. 2001. The maximum sinkage of a ship. Journal of Ship Research. 45 (1): pp. 50-58.

A ship moving steadily forward in shallow water of constant depth h is usually subject to downward forces and hence squat, which is a potentially dangerous sinkage or increase in draft. Sinkage increases with ship speed, until it reaches a maximum at just below the critical speed √gh. Here we use both a linear transcritical shallow-water equation and a fully dispersive finite-depth theory to discuss the flow near that critical speed and to compute the maximum sinkage, trim angle, and stern displacement for some example hulls.

dc.publisherSociety of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
dc.titleThe maximum sinkage of a ship
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Ship Research
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultySchool of Science and Computing
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.facultyDepartment of Imaging and Applied Physics

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