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Wind Tunnel Investigation into the Resistance Analysis of Slender Body Catamaran

*I Ketut Aria Pria Utama orcid scopus  -  Department of Naval Architecture, Faculty of Marine Technology, Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
S Sutiyo  -  Department of Naval Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Marine Science, Hang Tuah University, Indonesia
Bagiyo Suwasono orcid scopus  -  Department of Naval Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Marine Science, Hang Tuah University, Indonesia
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The Wind tunnel investigation of a slender body catamaran was conducted in order to determine its resistance characteristics, namely the effect of pressure and flow velocity changes for varied hull separation. The catamaran was tested in a wind tunnel belongs to Department of Mechanical Engineering, ITS, with hull separations of  S/L = 0.2 to 0.4 and variation in Reynolds numbers up to 4.46 x 105. Pressure around the hull was measured using pressure tappings and the flow velocity behind the hull was also measured using a Pitôt-static tube. The experimental study shows that the pressure coefficient decreases when the hull separation declines and conversely, the flow velocity increases. The tests demonstrated a viscous interaction between the hulls, and form factors for the monohull and catamaran are derived. The demihull exhibited a form factor (1+k) of 1.265 and in the catamaran mode, the measured form factor (1+βk) was between 1.416 and 1.403. The results are in agreement with other published data.

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Keywords: Slender Body; Catamaran; Viscous; Experiment
Funding: Directorate of Research and Community Engagement (DPRM) of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)

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