New England Section - A Power Trimaran for Coastal Fishing and Transportation - Part 1: Design and C

When:  Mar 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  New England Section

A Power Trimaran for Coastal Fishing and Transportation - Part 1: Design and Construction of a 22 ft. Prototype

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Maine Maritime Academy, sponsored by Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries in Stonington, has undertaken a research project to design an efficient coastal fishing vessel with substantially reduced fuel consumption and emissions. The result is a relatively small trimaran, suitable for conventional or electric propulsion, with power requirements 20-25% less than conventional monohulls in the desired speed range. Using funds from a modest state research grant (Maine Economic Improvement Fund), MMA partnered with The Landing School in Arundel to construct a half-scale 22 ft. prototype / technology demonstrator. This presentation will cover the development of the design including initial trade-off study, two model test series, full-scale design, prototype scaling and construction, and ongoing design changes. The focus will be on the unique balance between hydrodynamic optimization, weight, hydrostatics, and stability for a high Froude number displacement trimaran in this size range. Part 2 - instrumentation and sea trials - will be presented at a future meeting.

Speaker/Presenter Title & Company
Doug Read is an Associate Professor of Engineering at Maine Maritime Academy. He holds a B.S. in NAME from Webb Institute, an M.S. in NAME from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Maine. He is a licensed PE in the state of Maine.

Registration Fees
$15 - Student Members 
$35 - SNAME Members 
$40 - Guests


Maine Maritime Academy Harbor View Room
Alfond Student Center
Castine, ME 04420

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Students $15.00
Member $35.00
Non-member $40.00