Accession Number:

AD0655094

Title:

CABLE-TOWED UNDERWATER BODY DESIGN

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept. Sep 1965-Dec 1966

Corporate Author:

NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

A general design procedure was originated for towed underwater bodies, based on the longitudinal and lateral dynamics. A practical design was worked out for a specific body to be towed at 45 knots. Characteristics that have a major influence on towed underwater body design are the hydrodynamic coefficients, the damping coefficients, the body drag, the cable tension, and the cable tow-point. The attainable depth and required horsepower depend primarily on the cable, which should be of small-cross-section, laminar-flow streamlined type. Automatic longitudinal and lateral control systems are desirable.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE