LaGrangian Velocity Profiles in the Wake of a High Speed Vessel
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
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This investigation was sponsored by the David Taylor Research Center DTRC under contract to the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Program in Ship Hydrodynamics PSH, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan. The purpose of this investigation was two fold. First, to provide Lagrangian velocity profiles in the near wake region of a high speed twin screw vessel and second, to apply advanced spatial domain stochastic analysis techniques to radar images of surface ship wakes obtained during the Spaceboard imaging Radar-B SIR-B Shuttle mission. These two activities are related through a desire to obtain greater knowledge of the complex hydrodynamics in operation in the viscous wake region of modern surface ships and how these interactions affect active remote sensing of the ocean surface.
- Marine Engineering