Accession Number : ADA575815


Title :   Measurement of Ship Air Wake Impact on a Remotely Piloted Vehicle


Descriptive Note : Trident Scholar Project rept. no. 406


Corporate Author : NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD


Personal Author(s) : Metzger, Jason D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a575815.pdf


Report Date : 09 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : This Trident Scholar project complemented an ongoing research program being conducted at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) involving an investigation of ship air wakes using an instrumented training and patrol (YP) craft. The objective of the program is to validate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools that will be useful in determining ship air wake impact on naval rotary wing vehicles. Because the YPs are relatively large vessels with a similar superstructure and deck configuration to that of a cruiser or a destroyer, air wake data can be collected that corresponds well with that of modern naval warships. Data collected from both at-sea measurements and wind tunnel testing are being compared with CFD models already used to help predict ship air wake effects.


Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , *WAKE , COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS , HELICOPTERS , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , SEA TESTING


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE