Ship resistance/Introduction to Ship Resistance

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Goals[edit | edit source]

On completing this lesson, you should be able to

  • Define Ship Resistance
  • understand why we need to measure ship resistance

Material[edit | edit source]

Questions[edit | edit source]

After going through the material, you should be able to answer the following questions. You may want to answer these in the Answers page (or improve the answers). Feel free to add to this list if you have any questions on the material covered.

  1. Define Resistance of a ship.
  2. What are the conditions under which resistance is specified?
  3. How do we determine the power of the engine to be installed?

Additional Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. Why do we insist that in measuring resistance, the ship be not self propelled?
  2. Why do we specify operating conditions for trial and service resistance?

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