DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD BETHESDA United States
Seakeeping experiments in calm water and regular and random waves have been conducted on a model representing a lengthened SSP KAIMALINO to evaluate its performance in severe seas. Several design modifications were examined such as large canards forward, replacement of the full-span aft stabilizer with large fins, and thick forward struts. The model was self-propelled, and incorporated manual control of speed and steering. Measurements were made of motions, accelerations and impact pressures. Significant values of measured variables and transfer functions are presented in this report. Impact induced accelerations are also given.