Flow Visualization Experiments on Weapons Range Support Craft (YFRT) as Represented by Model 5442.
Final rept. Jun-Aug 85,
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Flow visualization experiments were conducted on DTNSRDC Model 5442 representing the 198 foot 60.35 meter Weapons Range Support Craft YFRT. Rudder angles for flow separation and incipient rudder ventilation were determined. Flow over the model and appendages was observed for signs of flow separation, and bilge keel alignment was checked. Keywords Ship models Model basins Marine rudders Streamlines Ship hydrodynamics.
- Marine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics