DESIGN SUMMARY OF THE USNA 380 FOOT HIGH PERFORMANCE TOWING TANK

An engineering laboratory complex under construction at the U.S. Naval Academy will include a high-performance ship model towing tank of advanced design. This towing tank will be the primary facility of the hydromechanics laboratory where student education and faculty research will be carried out in hydro-acoustics, ocean engineering, hydrodynamics and naval architecture. A conceptual facility study was conducted by members of the USNA Naval Systems Engineering Department facility and results were presented at the 15th ATTC in Ottawa. Subsequent to this study, an in-depth design and developmental effort was accomplished by the AAI Corporation, centered on the high and low speed towing carriages and their propulsion, velocity control and data transmission systems, the rail system and the acoustic provisions. These development studies resulted in the preparation of preliminary performance specifications for the aforementioned system. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the American Towing Tank Conference (16th) held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 9-13 Aug 71.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Naval Academy

    Division of Engineering and Weapons
    Annapolis, MD  USA  21402
  • Authors:
    • Schroeder, F J
    • Johnson, B
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00025588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E-71-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1973 12:00AM