Accession Number:

ADA025470

Title:

Control Response Trials of the Stable Semi-Submerged Platform (SSP Kaimalino),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The report contains the results of full scale control response trials on a Stable Semi-Submerged Platform workboat SSP Kaimalino. The craft is a Small Waterplane Twin Hull SWATH design with a 193 ton displacement. The response in pitch and roll due to canards and flaps in calm water is documented. The yaw rate response due to rudder is also investigated. The craft is found to be very controllable, and the potential exists for minimizing pitch and heave motions and reducing the occurrence of slamming. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE