DIRECTIONAL STABILITY OF THE WYTM ICE BREAKING TUGBOAT AS REPRESENTED BY MODEL 5336
The results of spiral maneuvers conducted with Model 5336, representing a preliminary design of the WYTM Ice Breaking Tugboat, indicate that the ship, when appended with a 61 or 73 square foot rudder, will be directionally stable at ahead speeds of 5 knots and above. The results further indicate that when appended with a 49 square foot rudder, the ship will only be marginally stable at a ship speed of 5 knots. Regardless of which of the three rudders is used, the neutral rudder angle will be between 0.6 and 1.0 degrees right.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterShip Performance Department
Bethesda, MD United States 20084
- Rossignol, G A
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Directional stability; Icebreakers; Performance; Rudders; Tugboats; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00098789
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-223-17 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM