The problems of stability and control are surveyed for the system comprising towing body, connecting cable and towed body. Factors influencing the equilibrium configuration are first outlined, followed by a discussion of methods of stability analysis based on the assumption of a taut cable. Limitations of the assumption are indicated, leading to an appreciation of cable dynamics, and a summary of mathematical models of cables under hydrodynamic loads. The problems involved and directions for future research are suggested. Appendices 4.1 and 4.2 give extensive bibliographies on towed systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Abkowitz, M A
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00323501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM