THE SHAPE AND TENSION OF A LIGHT FLEXIBLE CABLE IN A UNIFORM CURRENT

The authors consider the several cases of a towing cable in which the frictional forces as well as the normal forces are taken into account in determining the shape of the cable with the weight of the cable being neglected. Equations and curves are derived by means of which any problem of this type, involving towing cables or loops, can be treated. The method of analysis and assumptions contiguous with the method are discussed. Examples are given which illustrate solutions to various tow line problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Landweber, L
    • Protter, M H
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 121-126
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM