Hydrodynamic Towing Evaluation of the USS SKATE (SSN-578)
NATIONAL INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AUSTRALIA LTD EVELEIGH
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An experimental evaluation was conducted to investigate the surface towing characteristics of the USS SKATE SSN-578. A 114.198-scale model was towed in the DTRC deep-water towing basin using a single towpoint and several sternplane configurations. The results indicate that the SSN-578 can be satisfactorily towed with an additional 50 sternplane area aft and the sternplane set at 25 deg trailing edge up. Keywords Nuclear powered submarines Submarine models Towed bodies Scale models Hydrodynamic stability Hydrodynamic control surfaces performance.
- Submarine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics