The hull form, propeller, general arrangement, midship section
and scantling have been designed and optimized by HMD, using their own proprietary software Hull Form Optimizer of Mipo (HOM) and Propeller Optimizer of Mipo (POM).
An 85-ton midship section
was built and inserted, with work to split and extend the vessel finished in three days.
where: [x'.sub.a]--the distance from the aerodynamic center to the pivot point of the ship, which in case of the ship moving back, is located about 0.3 L to the stern of the ship midship section
; [x'.sub.p]--the distance from the ship propeller to the pivot point of the ship; [x'.sub.0]--the distance from the point adding force to the ship hull to the pivot point of the ship accepting the hull as a 'wing'; [x'.sub.T]--the distance from the fixing point of the tug line to the pivot point of the ship; [q.sub.T]--the angle of the course in tug pulling.
"The Hull BUG autonomously groomed and removed biofilm from an area on the port midship section
of the hull in a preprogrammed pattern," he said.
We are enjoying the Norwegian Wind's first cruise since it was sawn in two to have a midship section
added, stretching it to more than 750ft and giving it a palatial and spacious feeling inside.