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There has been tremendous growth in the development of advanced marine vehicles over the last few decades and many of these developments have been presented at the International High Performance Marine Vehicles Conference held annually since 1997 in Shanghai, China. This comprehensive first volume covers high speed monohulls, multihulls, hydrofoil craft, air cavity craft and wing-in-ground effect craft. The papers cover a wide variety of hullforms, including deep-V hulls, stepped hulls, axe-bow hullforms, trimarans and pentamarans, foil assisted catamarans and air-lubrication craft. All aspects of design, including resistance, powering, seakeeping and maneuvering performance of these vessels, are covered through theoretical, experimental and numerical investigations.
Liang Yun is a Professor, Senior Fellow and designer working on research and development of high performance marine vessels (HPMV) at the Marine Design and Research Institute of China. His publications include Technology, Performance and Applications of ACV/SES/WIG/HSMONHULL/HYC. He has served as the Chairman of HPMV Design Subcommittee of CSNAME, and Vice Chairman of the Organizing and Academic Committee of the International Annual HPMV Conference in Shanghai, China, and is also a Fellow of CSNAME, and RINA.Raju Datla is a Research Associate Professor and Program Director for Naval Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. He also serves as Assistant Director at the Davidson Laboratory, USA, where he manages experimental marine hydrodynamics research. Dr Datla holds a BE degree in Civil Engineering from Andhra University, India, an MTech degree in Marine Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a PhD degree in Ocean Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.Xinfa Yang graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a major specialty in Automatic Control. He has worked in the shipping industry for 48 years, and has served as Director of Corporate Management and Planning and Technology and Vice-President of the Shanghai Association of the Shipbuilding Industry, and as President of China Boat Industry and Trade Association.
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