Motions and Hull-Induced Bridging-Structure Loads for a Small Waterplane Area, Twin-Hulled, Attack Aircraft Carrier in Waves
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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An experimental investigation was performed with a model in the maneuvering and sea-keeping facility at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center to determine the characteristics of a proposed small waterplane area, twin-hulled, attack aircraft carrier in waves. Motions of the model were measured, together with the forces and moments induced by the hulls on the cross structure spanning the two hulls. Experimental data were compiled in head, bow, beam, quartering, and following regular waves in addition to long-crested, irregular head and beam waves. Some powering measurements were also made in regular head waves.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Marine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics