Accession Number : ADA260853


Title :   Validation of the SEADYN90 Cable Simulation Model Using a Three- Dimensional Cable Deployment Data Set


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 90-Sep 91,


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Palo, Paul ; Teragouchi, Linda


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260853.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : This report presents data from a full-scale, three-dimensional cable payout test and the corresponding numerical simulations using the SEADYN90 computer model. The experiment, which was conducted at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC), deployed 10 miles of 3/4-inch-diameter cable from a vessel that followed a predetermined course. Ship position, cable payout rate, and current profile were measured, along with 11 cable descent trajectories at predefined intervals along the cable. The measured data were then input into SEADYN90 with minimal simplifications to ensure that modeling errors could be distinguished from input errors. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons between the numerical and measured trajectories were considered excellent when a normal drag coefficient of 2.54 +-0.1 (typical of strumming) was used. The results demonstrate that SEADYN90 is capable of accuretly modeling realistically complex test scenarios with stochastic current profiles, ship velocities, and payout rates, and that the data set is complete and high quality.


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *HYDROPHONES , *UNDERWATER CABLES , *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE , TEST AND EVALUATION , INPUT , DIAMETERS , SHIPS , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , DRAG , STRUMMING , DESCENT TRAJECTORIES , INTERVALS , DESCENT , TRAJECTORIES , CABLES , RATES , THREE DIMENSIONAL , PROFILES , SCALE , COEFFICIENTS , ERRORS


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE