Accession Number:

AD0650636

Title:

HYDRODYNAMIC DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF A SIZE 5 REINFORCED-PLASTIC MINESWEEPING FLOAT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An 0 Type, Size 5, Reinforced-plastic Minesweeping Float was designed and fabricated at the David Taylor Model Basin. Tests were conducted in the circulating-water channel to determine the net buoyancy, lift, drag, and towing characteristics. Tests to verify towing characteristics were also made using a small boat in the Chesapeake Bay. After modifications to towpoint and control surfaces, the float towed in a stable manner over the speed range of 0 to 7 knots. It is concluded that a Size 5 Minesweeping Float fabricated from plastic will have satisfactory towing characteristics and will allow a substantial reduction in the handling weight.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE