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BULLETIN: New SNAME Featured Paper: Origin and Characteristics of the Spray Patterns Generated by Planing Hulls  

03-17-2010 01:34 PM

SNAME is pleased to announce that “Origin and Characteristics of the Spray Patterns Generated by Planing Hulls” has been selected as a SNAME Featured Paper. This important work was led by Dr. Daniel Savitsky, the renowned retired professor of naval architecture at the Stevens Institute. SNAME Featured Papers are provided free of charge to SNAME Members as a member benefit. SNAME members have produced much of the important original research affecting maritime industries for over a century. SNAME Featured Papers highlight the outstanding quality of today’s best work, and provide some much-deserved recognition to those authors who are building upon SNAME’s legacy of technical excellence. As stated in the conclusions of the paper, “This is a major departure from the conventional analytical treatment of planing hulls.” Dr. Savitsky, in his March 9, 2010 presentation before the New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, elaborated further. “The final equation for determining the spray height is so simple…you can do it on the back of an envelope.” Video of Dr. Savitsky’s full presentation (including slides) is available online at

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