During the last decade, multihull ships have rapidly evolved into a dominant mode of sea transportation. Their particular area of proliferation is in short sea shipping where they show considerable superiority over competitive designs in attributes such as power requirements, economy, space availability, and sea keeping quality. The rapid growth of the market has led to the need for an expanded range of multihull designs in terms of size, speed, and payload diversity (passengers, vehicles, containers). However, even now there is a scarcity of publicly available preliminary design tools for multihull vessels. This fact hinders the ship owner and naval architect from being able to quickly assess the relative merit of alternative potential designs without having to resort to expensive expert consultancy solutions.
|Title of host publication||Marine Technology and Sustainable Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||Green Innovations|
|Number of pages||28|
|ISBN (Print)||146664317X, 9781466643178|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2013|