DYNAMICS OF TOWED UNDERWATER VEHICLES
NAVY MINE DEFENSE LAB PANAMA CITY FL
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Presented is the analysis of a system which includes a maneuvering ship towing an underwater vehicle at the end of a long flexible cable. The equations of motion for both the cable and the underwater vehicle are also presented. The cable is imagined to consist of many interconnected short rigid segments. The equations of motion for the system are formulated twice on the basis of two hypotheses first for a simple hypothesis regarding the inertia of an accelerated body in a fluid, and secondly, for a more complete and a more accurate hydrodynamic hypothesis.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics