CPMC-A NOVEL FACILITY FOR PLANAR MOTION TESTING OF SHIP MODELS

The Computerized Planar Motion Carriage (CPMC) recently operationalized at Hamburg for better determination of ship maneuverability has several novel features. Carriage controls were specifically designed for generating transient motions. Superposition of four independent drives can generate any realistic horizontal planar motion. A freely programmable, process-control computer executes carriage control, model control, data acquisition and run evaluation. The CPMC can operate either in the towing mode (for measuring hydrodynamic forces on captive models moved along predetermined trajectories) or in the tracking mode (for following and recording trajectories of freely maneuvering models). Sample results of inaugural experiments in each mode are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 11th Naval Hydrodynamics Symposium, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217
  • Authors:
    • Grim, O
    • Oltmann, P
    • Sharma, S D
    • WOLFF, K
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM