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Re: too much flare...please elaborate
the problem is that waves are not all the same size and ships designed for one size may have problems with another by pitching into it! all hulls are a compromise for the conditions to be expected in normal operations! for the RN this is WINTER NORTH ATLANTIC, for the USN PACIFIC which tends to be longer waves!
Hull design is always an intriguing subject, good thread.
Please elaborate upon, "...too much flare being a problem"...
...and examples of hulls which had "too much" and if possible, what problems were caused thereby.
...problem? I don't recall D. K. Brown mentioning that though I have not read all his stuff. Where does he write about the flare problem in?
Seaworthiness wasn't really studied until the early 1950's when the Canadian navy started a major study which the RN joined in with which led to the very seaworthy late 50's Canadian and RN escort designs. The USN didn't really get involved until the very late 50s. D K Brown was involved and had a particular interest in such matters during his professional career, as he covers in his writings (both professional and hobbyist).
Too much flare was a common problem.
In the WW2 period, the RN regarded freeboard as the most important factor.
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