MODEL TESTING IN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

The application of stochastic methods to vessel model testing in the natural environment is discussed. A scale model of a seagoing barge with a beam-to-length ratio resembling a ship form was tested. The tests were performed in Puget Sound using a fixed wave probe facility. Model motion was obtained using a vessel response monitoring system previously developed using gyroscopes and servoaccelerometers as sensors. The computer reduction of the data and comparison to direct computer calculations of the response operators is discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Armament Development and Test Center, Eglin AFB, Fla. Sponsored in part by Grant NOAA-1-35320. Pub. in Ocean Engineering Mechanics, vOED-1 p93-110 n.d.(PC A02)
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Seattle, WA  USA  98105

    Armament Development and Test Center

    Eglin AFB, FL  USA 

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Merchant, H C
    • Orr, W A
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WSG-TA-75-30, NOAA-76062926
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-3-158-42, NOAA-NG-1-72
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2003 12:00AM