October 21, 2004
UNO 2004 Cliff Whitcomb
HSS Family Recommendations
Begin seakeeping studies to establish structural loads and added resistance in a seaway and motion limits to set sustained speed definition.
Longitudinal strength and scantling calculations should be performed to confirm there is enough ship at baseline forward to give required strength with producible thickness of steel.
Begin looking at fatigue considerations – since these ships will not be in constant service may be able to design to relaxed standards.
Should bring propeller manufacturers into program to determine ability to design and build controllable pitch propellers at this power level.
Initiate tradeoffs to determine optimum proportions and form coefficients for speed-power considerations.