Accession Number : AD0634511

Title :   STRUCTURAL RESPONSE OF A CARRIER MODEL IN REGULAR AND RANDOM WAVES.

Descriptive Note : Final research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C STRUCTURAL MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Andrews, John N. ; Dinsenbacher,Alfred L.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A segmented structural model of a carrier was tested in regular waves at various speeds, wavelengths, and wave heights. It was also tested at zero speed in random waves. Bending moments at three locations on the model together with motions and environment data were recorded. Response amplitude operators were derived from regular wave tests and were compared with response amplitude operators derived from the random wave test. The comparison showed excellent agreement. The data were also compared with analog computer results and this comparison was satisfactory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, MODEL TESTS), (*OCEAN WAVES, SHIP HULLS), LOADS(FORCES), MOTION, VELOCITY, ANALOG COMPUTERS, DYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE