- Froude resistance curve
The Froude resistance curve is a limitation on the speed conventional displacement ships may achieve.
Hydrofoil, planing, and submerged buoyancy[http://ness.external.lmco.com/nessb/ship_systems/applications/seaslice.html] craft are able to exceed this limit.
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