THE HYDRODYNAMIC DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF A TOWED INSTRUMENTATION VEHICLE

The hydrodynamic design approach and basin evaluation of a cable-towed vehicle are presented. The resulting body form reflects several features which were included to reduce cost of fabrication. The results of the basin evaluation indicate that the simplifying features did not significantly compromise the towing characteristics of the vehicle. The vehicle will perform satisfactorily at speeds substantially above the nominal design speed of 8 knots. Furthermore, cable predictions, also presented herein, indicate that at 8 knots the design operating depth of 250 feet will be achieved with slightly less than 500 feet of wetted cable length.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20034
  • Authors:
    • Knutson, R K
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Ship Research and Development Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #4143
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM