Accession Number:

ADA063598

Title:

Results of Model Experiments to Define Resistance and Sinkage of a Large Ship Transiting a Lock of the Panama Canal,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

A 135.2 scale model of the Pedro Miguel Lock was constructed in the 140-foot model basin at David W. Taylor Naval Ship R and D Center DTNSRDC. A 19.2-foot ship model was used in experiments to define resistance and sinkage characteristics of a ship with maximum beam and draft transiting a lock of the Panama Canal. Model data are presented and a quasi-steady extrapolation technique is discussed. Results presented show a limiting speed due to resistance forces when entering the lock and a limiting speed due to grounding of the ships bottom when exiting the lock. Recommendations of operation limits for full-scale ships are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE