Rotating Arm Experiments for the Stable Semi-Submerged Platform (SSP) Maneuvering Predictions,
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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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.
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods