Accession Number : AD0626323

Title :   STRESSES AND MOTIONS OF A LIBERTY SHIP IN RANDOM SEAS,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Birmingham,John T. ; Dinsenbacher,Alfred L.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : Hull girder stresses and motions were measured while the USS OUTPOST (AGR 10) was operated at selected speeds and relative headings to the waves in the various seas encountered while on ocean station radar picket duty. Forty-nine test runs of about 30-min duration were obtained. Certain amplitude and spectral characteristics of the several quantities measured were examined to observe the effect of ship heading and speed on ship response. Characteristic relationships are given between ship response and wave height and between selected ship responses. Methods used to collect and reduce data are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PICKET SHIPS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*CARGO SHIPS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), SHIP HULLS, STRESSES, MOTION, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, WATER WAVES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE