Accession Number:

AD0492304

Title:

THE ANTI-ROLL STABILIZATION OF SHIPS BY MEANS OF ACTIVATED TANKS. PART B. VERIFICATION OF BASIC THEORY BY MODEL SYSTEM STUDIES

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DIV OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Report Date:

1951-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

A five-ton model system used for the study of anti-roll stabilization of ships by activated tanks is described. The basic theory of the problem is outlined in Part A separately bound of this report. Instrumentation problems and instruments developed in connection with the experimental program are discussed. Tests are conducted to determine actual system parameters and transfer characteristics. Theoretical and experimental data are compared. Excellent correlation is shown indicating that the linear theory is a useful tool in dealing with the problem. The effectiveness of this method of anti-roll stabilization is convincingly demonstrated. Weaknesses in the model system are pointed out along with recommended improvements.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE