Experimental Determination of the Hydrodynamic Loading Functions for Sectional-Type Fairing.
Test and evaluation rept.,
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD DEPT OF HYDROMECHANICS
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The Naval Ship Research and Development Center NSRDC established a broad research project under the Variable Depth Sonar Program directed toward the development of improved experimental and analytical techniques for predicting the steady-state characteristics of cable-towed systems. The project consists of basin tests to ascertain the hydrodynamic loading functions of various types of faired sections and cables under steady conditions. This report deals with basin tests to determine the loading functions of a cable faired with sectional type fairing. The report is concerned with experiments on a sectional fairing similar to those conducted for the continuous trailing-fairing models. The report describes the subject fairing model, the towing dynamometer, the test instrumentation and test procedures presents tabulated values and graphs of normal and tangential loading functions and drag coefficients and provides mathematical expressions obtained for the loading functions.
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