Accession Number:

ADA055721

Title:

Rotating Arm Experiments for the Stable Semi-Submerged Platform (SSP) Maneuvering Predictions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

This report contains the results of model experiments conducted on the rotating arm facility to determine the horizontal plane characteristic of a Stable Semi-Submerged Platform SSP. Nondimensional coefficients for the side force, yaw moment, and roll moment at a wide range of speed, drift angle, draft, roll angle, positive and negative yaw rate and rudder deflections are reported in graphical form. Also, comparisons with straight line experiments are presented. The results presented provide a sufficient data base for simulation studies of craft turning.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE