longitudinal coefficient


noun Naval Architecture.

the ratio of the immersed volume of a hull to the product obtained by multiplying its length on the water line by the immersed area of the midship transverse section, all assuming a given depth of immersion of the hull.

Nearby words

  1. longissimus capitis muscle,
  2. longitude,
  3. longitude by account,
  4. longitudinal,
  5. longitudinal aberration,
  6. longitudinal dune,
  7. longitudinal fissure of cerebrum,
  8. longitudinal fracture,
  9. longitudinal framing,
  10. longitudinal lie

Also called prismatic coefficient.

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