ROTATING ARM EXPERIMENTS FOR SWATH 6A MANEUVERING PREDICTIONS

This report contains the results of model experiments on the horizontal plane characteristics of a Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) ship in the Rotating Arm Facility of this center. Speed, drift angle, draft, roll angle, yaw rate, and rudder deflection angle were varied for three rudder configurations including a novel forward foil. Nondimensional derivatives are reported along with a comparison of rudder effectiveness for each of the rudder configurations. The results provide a data base for simulation of craft turning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Fein, J A
    • Waters, R T
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 294 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-698-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM