TOWED BODIES

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