Overview of hydrodynamic research effort to derive a new stern design for the Halifax Class frigates

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Conference8th Canadian Marine Hydromechanics and Structures Conference, 16-17 October 2007, St. John's, NL
SubjectCPF; Halifax Class; stern Flap; resistance; propulsion
AbstractThe Halifax Class frigates comprise a class of 12 warships that will represent Canada's primary naval defence capability well into the 21st century. Driven by a concern regarding the escalating cost of fuel to operate the Halifax Class frigates, the Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT) was contracted by the Department of National Defence (DND) to carry out research, in collaboration with the Defence R and D Canada - Atlantic) DRDC-Atlantic, to develop a viable stern appendage that will reduce the hydrodynamic resistance for a Class wide blended annual speed profile with secondary benefits such as an increase in forward speed, improved propeller cavitation performance and a reduced stern wave system. This paper provides a detailed description of the hydrodynamic design process adopted to design a suitable appendage.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number6484
NPARC number8895518
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