Accession Number:

ADA135653

Title:

Calm Water Towing Stability Experiments of the EMPRESS II.

Descriptive Note:

Departmental rept.,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

An experimental evaluation was conducted of the towing characteristics of the EMPRESS II antenna barge. A 128 scale model of the EMPRESS II was towed in the DTNSRDC deep-water towing basin with measurements taken of tow- line tension and horizontal towline angle. The results indicate that the EMPRESS II can be satisfactorily towed from the bow with a bridle for either of two pulser configurations and for displacements corresponding to the 3- and 7-foot waterlines. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE