Talks & Lectures
12 Nov 2019
Davidson Laboratory 242

Stepped Planing Hulls

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering

Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of the lift and drag of high-speed planing craft, and the realities that cause designers to pursue more advanced hull forms, such as a stepped planing hulls. The particular case of the stepped, cambered planing hull (aka "Dynaplane") will be discussed, followed by a brief introduction to maneuvering considerations of planing craft. This will focus on the importance of directional stability in the design of high-speed craft. The target audience of the presentation will be undergraduate and graduate students of Naval Engineering at any level.

Biography:

Dr. Michael G. Morabito is the Director of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the United States Naval Academy. He completed his Ph.D. from Stevens in 2011. He holds a master's degree from Virginia Tech and a bachelors from Webb Institute. His research interests include physical model testing of high speed craft, as well as boating safety.

Pizza will be served at noon.

 

 

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