Accession Number:

AD0651543

Title:

EVALUATION OF TWO METHODS FOR PREDICTING TOWLINE TENSIONS AND CONFIGURATIONS OF A TOWED BODY SYSTEM USING BARE CABLE

Descriptive Note:

Final rept

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC HYDROMECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Two alternative methods for predicting steady-state configurations and towline tensions are evaluated by comparing predicted data with experimental data. Between the two methods, Method 1 is shown to provide better overall predictions of cable tension, cable angle at towing ship, and body depth for the bare-cable case. The best agreement between the experimental data and the data predicted by Method 1 is obtained with a cable drag coefficient of 1.5 and a tangential force factor of 0.02.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE