Claire Hellio and Diego Yebra
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The primary role of antifouling precautions on ship hulls is to avoid the tremendous increase in drag resistance caused by the settlement of fouling species. In this chapter, basic hydrodynamic concepts needed to fully understand the effect of fouling species on the propulsion requirements of a ship will be introduced. Subsequently, studies on the drag resistance associated with various coating types and fouling species are reviewed. Finally, the main topic of this chapter is to discuss how to monitor the hydrodynamic performance of an antifouling coating applied to an actual ship during service through appropriate data logging and mathematical models.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Metals and Surface Engineering
drag resistance, boundary layer, hull roughness, hydrodynamics, ship powering
Mechanical Engineering | Ocean Engineering