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Donald L. Blount

With over 100 technical and white papers published in some of the most prestigious boating magazines and, in many cases, presented at major conferences sponsored by organizations such as IBEX, SNAME, and RINA in the short 30 years since our founding. Our hope in this library is to release quality and relevant information to anyone wanting to learn about naval architecture and marine engineering.

Donald L. Blount

Founder, DLBA

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Human Factors – Injury & Fatigue Criteria

In our estimation at DLBA, seakeeping considerations remain perhaps the most important element of boat design, for most boats. Certainly racing boats and other craft trying to set speed records have a need for speed which is paramount, but boats carrying workers, paying passengers, or recreational guests need to be comfortable.

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DLBA presents “Original speed”

In our estimation at DLBA, seakeeping considerations remain perhaps the most important element of boat design, for most boats. Certainly racing boats and other craft trying to set speed records have a need for speed which is paramount, but boats carrying workers, paying passengers, or recreational guests need to be comfortable.

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Froude for Thought

The first step in having an efficient boat is to have an appropriate hull form for the intended vessel size and speed range. Most new recreational vessel designs today, with the exception of small outboard powered craft, fall into the non-dimensional speed range referred to as semi-displacement or semi-planing. While some people believe there are some minor technical differences in the terminology, we at DLBA believe they are one in the same.

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Planing in Extreme Conditions

When you think about high speed craft, like the two projects SeaForce 410 CC and the CFD simulations for Scout Boats, one question that should flash through the designer’s mind is: “Will she become airborne?” This is an important question to know the answer to as it significantly increases structural loading on the hull structure and other components.

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Planing Hull Feasibility Model

Our team has the pleasure of supporting many clients in the definition phase of their projects. In these early on, low maturity efforts, we have discovered the need to be able to produce relatively accurate design/product information in a short amount of time with little known information.

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WEBINAR RECORDING > Autonomy – A Yacht Revolution

Earlier this year DLBA unveiled a 58-meter, artificial intelligence-powered superyacht concept, TEMPO. Now DLBA is expanding on the improved safety, efficiency, and reliability the superyacht industry can expect from AI in an upcoming webinar which the team invites you to join.

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