Accession Number:

ADA080465

Title:

Towboat Maneuvering Simulator. Volume III. Theoretical Description.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 78-May 79,

Corporate Author:

HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The Towboat Maneuvering Simulator is based on the integration in time of the differential equations which describe the motions of the towboat and barge string in three degrees of freedom, i.e., yaw, sway and surge. This volume of the simulator documentation provides a description of the basic equations of motion included in the simulator and the relationships used to determine external forces and moments due to a bow thruster and wind. These equations are completely general in nature and could be used, with the proper hydrodynamic coefficients, to describe the maneuvering of vessels other than towboats. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE