Accession Number : ADA196627


Title :   Proceedings of the American Towing Tank Conference (21st) Held in Washington, DC. on 5-7th August 1986,


Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Messalle, Richard F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a196627.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 489


Abstract : The address covers the period 1946-1986, and touches on the tremendous achievements that have taken place in surface ships, submarines, and other marine vehicle technology: The revolutionary development of the true high speed submarine in the 50's; the order-of-magnitude increase in tanker capabilities and vast increases in cargo ship capabilities as evidenced by the 33 knot SL-7's as well as other container ships, barge carriers and roll-on/roll-off ships; the development of three totally new ship concepts: the hydrofoil, the hovercraft and the SWATH ship and the semi-submersible. Also covered are the developments necessary to operate under severe weather and sea conditions and mention of how towing tanks have played a major role in these achievements. Contents: Propulsion, Ocean Engineering, Resistance and Flow, New Facilities and Techniques, Steering and Maneuvering, Ice Testing, Seakeeping, Cavitation, High Speed Vehicles and Sailing. (sdw)


Descriptors :   *MARINE ENGINEERING , CARGO SHIPS , CAVITATION , CONTAINERSHIPS , FACILITIES , GROUND EFFECT MACHINES , ICE , MODEL BASINS , OCEAN SURFACE , SEA STATES , SEAKEEPING , SHIPS , STEERING , STORMS , SUBMARINES , TEST AND EVALUATION , SHIP MODELS , TOWING , VEHICLES


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Submarine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE