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This problem was first examined by W.R. Hawthorne in connection with observed snaking of towed Dracones, which are flexible, sausage-like towed barges, used for transport of fluid cargo; in his analysis he dealt exclusively with buckling mode of instability; general theory is presented to account for small, free, lateral motions of flexible, slender, cylindrical body with tapered ends, totally submerged in liquid and towed at steady speed; some experiments are described which were designed to test theory; experimental observations are in qualitative agreement with theory.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge University Press

    200 Euston Road
    London NW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Paidoussis, M P
  • Publication Date: 1968-11-12

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  • Accession Number: 00002292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM