The study investigates the forces acting upon a cable-towed-body system and develops a digital computer simulation of its dynamics in a plane. The towed system that is discussed was excited by ship motions caused by deep-ocean waves. Equations of motion for the towed body are written and reduced to a set of ordinary differential equations having nonconstant coefficients. In order to effect solutions using numerical integration techniques, a method is developed that reduces the equations of motion so that cross-coupled hydrodynamic inertia terms can be included in a Runge-Kutta numerical integration scheme. (Modified author abstract)

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    Naval Underwater Systems Center

    New London Laboratory
    New London, CT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Griffin, G T
  • Publication Date: 1974-7-10

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  • Pagination: 157 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00072432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: S2244
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUSC-TR-4709 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM