Accession Number:

ADA071772

Title:

Drag Characteristics of a Systematic Series of Trailing-Type Cable Fairings (DTMB Series B)

Descriptive Note:

Test rept.xb

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DCHYDROMECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The David Taylor Model Basin is engaged in a broad research program to provide fundamental hydrodynamic data which can be applied to the design of improved cable-towed-body systems. Pursuant thereto, a number of years ago, the Model Basin originated a systematic series of trailing-type fairings now designated Series A and conducted an experimental program to investigate the effect of variations in geometric parameters on the hydrodynamic characteristics of such fairings. Subsequently, when selected shapes of Series A were applied in actual towing systems, certain difficulties associated with mechanical construction were encountered. To avoid similar problems in the future, Series A was revised to obtain a new series of trailing fairings designated as Series B. Nine models of the new series were assembled and drag experiments at zero angle of attack, the results of which form the subject of this report, were conducted in the towing basin.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE