Reference Entry

block coefficient

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199205684
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727504
block coefficient

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in naval architecture a measure of a hull's fineness. It compares the boat's actual displaced volume with that of a rectangular block of the same length, breadth, and mean depth as the immersed hull. A boat with a high block coefficient is full bodied and one with a low number is fine bodied....

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Subjects: Maritime History

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