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Investigation to study the three-dimensional motion of a cable-body towing system. By assuming that the towline is continuous, completely flexible, and inextensible, three first-order differential equations of motion are developed in terms of velocity components normal and tangential to the towline. Using a Runge-Kutta technique, the steady state expressions are numerically integrated. Predictions of body depth, towline tension, and kiting angle at the surface compare favorably with experimental data. The distance of the body behind the ship is unaffected by the movement of the body out of the towing plane.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses

    155 rue de la Loi
    1040 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Schram, J W
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-36
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 3

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00016647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1971 12:00AM