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Research on the development of multihull vessels has investigated the breakdown of trimaran side hulls and produced a new type of vessel popularly known as a pentamaran. This study into the resistance characteristics of pentamarans was carried out using a towing tank belonging to the Institute Technology at Sepuluh Nopember in Surabaya, Indonesia. A test of trimaran resistance was included for comparison. The investigation focused on total resistance estimation and interference analysis for the two types of multihull vessels at separation–length ratios (S/Ls) of 0.2, 0.3, and 0.4. The dominant resistance value for the pentamaran was higher than that for the trimaran, with an average of 5.2%, due to the more complex interference between hulls. The average total resistance interference was 9.5% for the trimaran and 12.5% for the pentamaran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1058-1070
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Experimental study
  • Pentamaran
  • Resistance
  • S/L ratio
  • Trimaran


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