This report reviews published work on prediction methods for planing hull performance in waves. Experiments on simplified prisms for a range of length to beam ratios were carried out in regular and irregular waves. Non-linear relationships between motions and wave heights were observed and so development was continued for the irregular waves only. This data was presented in a form that would allow the interpolation of motions, accelerations and added resistance for three non-dimensional sea states. The same data was used to verify numerical models developed for simple planing prisms in waves. Linear and non-linear techniques were found to be superior. The facilities of the Ocean Engineering Centre were reviewed and areas for development identified, which should lead to a development of expertise in the behavior of planing hulls in waves.
National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
St. John's, Newfoundland
Contractor Report (National Research Council of Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics), no. CR-1989-15.