How does the bow of a ship influence water resistance?
The boat having a V-shaped bow and a curved bottom experiences the least amount of fluid resistance.
Mechanics of a ship
The front of a boat or a ship is called the bow and its rear is called the stern. The buoyancy of a ship enables it to stay afloat and move forward in water. (As the ship moves forward, it will experience fluid resistance. A boat’s bow is designed to minimize fluid resistance or drag experienced by the boat as it moves forward in the water. The larger the surface area of the boat in contact with the water and the higher the speed of the boat, the larger the fluid resistance experienced by the boat. The height of the bow should also be sufficient to prevent water from splashing over the hull of the boat in order to prevent wet floors and corrosion on the surface of the deck of the boat.