wave resistance

wave resistance

[′wāv ri‚zis·təns]
(fluid mechanics)
The portion of fluid resistance to a body moving on the surface of a liquid that results from energy dissipation in the formation of waves on the liquid surface. Also known as wave-making resistance.
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This vessel adopts Kawasaki's uniquely developed bow shape called SEA-Arrow, which significantly improves propulsion performance by minimizing bow wave resistance.
Steel will be used to build the vessel to ensure higher structure efficiency and better wave resistance.
The vessel will be made of steel to ensure higher structure efficiency and better wave resistance.
The smaller values of the experimentally obtained amplitude, in comparison with the calculated amplitude, are explained by the lengthening of the front due to its incomplete aggravation by cascade dischargers, inadequate matching of the wave resistance of the GPVCP power line with its resistive load, resulting from this undesirable voltage reflections in the GPVCP and a fairly rapid discharge of capacitive storage devices GPVCP.
Since wave resistance plays an important role in the overall resistance of the ship, quantification of the resistance due to nonlinear phenomena at sea is very important in the ultimate design of the ship, economical performance, and ultimately minimal fuel-consumption.
Water boatman robots with strong wave resistance and high walking stability on water could be outfitted with miniature biochemical sensors, the biomimetic boatman robots may be used to monitor chemicals at water area for environmental monitoring and cleaning applications, and can be teleoperated or controlled autonomously.
Other nuclear plants, such as Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture and Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, will need to consider whether to raise their seismic wave resistance standards.
Two independent optimization procedures have been performed with different objective functions: in one it was set as the lowest root sum square (RSS) of wave elevations in the bow area, while in the other as the lowest wave resistance. The developed procedure proved to be effective, and the idea is to enhance the potential flow solver to obtain a nonlinear potential flow solution for more accurate results in optimization of the hulls with bulbous bow.
In the higher frequency range the wave resistance increases and the separate conductors behave similarly to the inductive coils.
Hinting at the Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and Lebanon's Hizbullah chief, the Egyptian leader said, "For how long will Arab blood be shed, only to listen to those who admit their mistakes later, because they didn't calculate Israel's response correctly; and to those who wave resistance slogans over the corpses of casualties, the ruins, and the destruction?"