VALIDATION OF COMPUTER MODEL PREDICTIONS OF THE LARGE-SCALE TRANSIENT DYNAMIC TOWING RESPONSE OF FLEXIBLE CABLES

The U.S. Navy has been investigating the large-scale transient dynamic response of cables by means of computer models. Dynamic position and tension data gathered during full-scale instrumented towing tests are compared with analytical predictions for the purpose of validation. Comparisons of predicted and experimental data indicate acceptable validation, with the exception of slack end effects at the free end. Results are presented for two computer models and two large-scale transient conditions. Analytical shortcomings and future areas of investigation are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Babb, J D
  • Conference:
    • Oceans '88
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Date: 1988-10-30 to 1988-11-2
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: 10p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00656976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM