Surface elevation and dynamic bottom pressure profiles caused by a moving pressure distribution over the free-surface are obtained. A direct numerical integration approach for the linear, two-dimensional, and steady-state solution has been developed. The behavior of the surface elevation and bottom pressure profiles along with wave resistance for increasing Froude number or depth are presented. The agreement of the wave resistance calculations using the profiles obtained by the current method and the expression given by Newman and Poole (1962) indicates that the current method can be used as a reliable tool for prediction as well as validation for other numerical approximation techniques.

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