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Experimental validation of a two-part underwater tow


Ranmuthugala, SD, Experimental validation of a two-part underwater tow, Experimental Validation of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Two-Part Underwater Tow, 22-26 May , Singapore, pp. 1078-1081. ISBN 981-00-6561-2 (1995) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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The trajectory of a submerged body being towed by a surface vessel is affected by the wave induced motion of the latter. In an effort to decouple this motion, a two-part tow configuration has been employed. This paper briefly describes a three-dimensional model of the two-part tow, where the two cables are modelled separately and dynamically interfaced. The model is validated against experimental results from scaled model tests in a circulating water channel by comparing the vertical and horizontal motions and the cable tension at the tow point.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, SD (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
ID Code:64802
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2010-08-26
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