Revisiting artificial air cavity concept for high speed craft

Gokcay S., Insel M., Odabasi A.

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.31, pp.253-267, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2003.05.002
  • Title of Journal : OCEAN ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-267


Artificial air cavity ship concept has received some interest due to its potential on viscous resistance reduction for high speed craft. Although a small number of ships were designed and built by using this concept, further research on resistance components is required to improve the understanding of artificial air cavity forms. A method based on tank testing with wave pattern measurements to identify resistance components was adopted in the current work. Resistance tests were conducted with two forms; first of which was conventional prismatic planing hull form with a deadrise angle of 10degrees, and second one was an alternative form with an artificially cavity which was tested both without any air injection, and with two different air injection rates.