MOTIONS AND HULL-INDUCED BRIDGING-STRUCTURE LOADS FOR A SMALL WATERPLANE AREA, TWIN-HULL, ATTACK AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN WAVES

An experimental investigation was performed with a model in the maneuvering and seakeeping 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. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20034
  • Authors:
    • Jones, H D
    • Gerzina, D M
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-3819
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM