Accession Number:

ADA551268

Title:

Force and Correlation Length in Cables in Steady Flow

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this research is to obtain an understanding of the basic flow-structure interaction mechanisms of marine cables subject to shear currents, so as to develop better predictive tools. The specific objectives of this research project are as follows 1 to map the flow behind vibrating flexible bluff bodies using quantitative whole-field visualization and a closed-loop force feedback apparatus, allowing the simulation of systems with complex structural impedance 2 to derive predictive models based on sectional force and flow measurements and correlation length studies and 3 to corroborate the predictive models against experimental measurements on long flexible tethers.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE