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Investigation into the dynamic behaviour of a two-part underwater tow


Ranmuthugala, SD, Investigation into the dynamic behaviour of a two-part underwater tow, Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrodynamics, 30 Oct -3 Nov 1994, Wuxi, China, pp. 663-670. ISBN 7-5027-3915-7 (1994) [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 describes a three dimensional model developed to investigate the two part tow, where the two cables are modelled separately and dynamically interfaced. The solution to the dynamic equations describing the motion of the cable configuration subject to specific boundary conditions is then carried out using numerical techniques. This enables the investigation of the effect of varying the point of attachment between the cables and to include systems consisting of multiple towed objects. The model compares favourably against experimental results from scaled model tests in a circulating water channel.

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:64990
Year Published:1994
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2010-09-21
Last Modified:2010-10-12

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