Accession Number : AD0650180

Title :   RESISTANCE AND STABILITY TESTS OF THE WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION CURRENT-INDICATOR BUOYS,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ebner,R. A.

Report Date : NOV 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The instrument uses the drag of a buoy to measure current velocities. The drag of 1/3-scale models of three proposed forms for the buoy and a full-scale model of one of these forms to determine which of the forms was best suited to the purpose. The full-scale model was also tested for stability. From the tests conducted Buoy 1 was found to have the most satisfactory performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT), (*BUOYS, MODEL TESTS), STABILITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), VELOCITY, DRAG

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE