REPORT ON THE USS ORTOLAN (ASR-22) FORWARD FOIL SEAKEEPING TRIALS
This report presents and discusses the results of seaworthiness trials conducted aboard the USS ORTOLAN (ASR-22) subsequent to the installation of a between-hull forward foil and modifications to the forward bridging structure. Ship motion, hull strains, and bridging structure impacts are presented with comparisons made between the as built and the 'modified' conditions. Results indicate that the addition of the foil, along with the bridging structure modifications, significantly improved the seaworthiness characteristics and operational limits of ORTOLAN, yielding a capable, seaworthy craft. Bridging structure impacts did not limit ORTOLAN's ability to transit at any heading or speed in seas up to and including a state 6 sea. Ship motions, while large, are not abnormal and strain measurements indicate that the main structural integrity of the ship at the locations investigated was not endangered at any time during the trials. However, local structural modifications are required on the second deck between Frames 12 through 21 along the port and starboard hull plating. The foil did not break the water surface in seas having a maximum wave height over 30 feet.
- See also report dated Feb. 75, AD/A-006 249.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterShip Performance Department
Bethesda, MD USA 20084
- Woolaver, D A
- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Catamarans; Impact; Pressure; Seaworthiness; Ship motion
- Old TRIS Terms: Impact pressure
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00138005
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-122-20 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM