Accession Number : AD0768739

Title :   Motions and Hull-Induced Bridging-Structure Loads for a Small Waterplane Area, Twin-Hull, Attack Aircraft Carrier in Waves,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Harry D. ; Gerzina,David M.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : An experimental investigation was performed with a model in the maneuvering and seakeeping facility at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center to determine the characteristics of a proposed small waterplane area, twin-hulled, attack aircraft carrier in waves. Motions of the model were measured, together with the forces and moments induced by the hulls on the cross structure spanning the two hulls. Experimental data were compiled in head, bow, beam quartering, and following regular waves in addition to long-crested, irregular head and beam waves. Some powering measurements were also made in regular head waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CATAMARANS, LOADS(FORCES)), (*AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, *OCEAN WAVES), SHIP HULLS, FORCE(MECHANICS), YAW, BENDING, PITCH(MOTION), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SHIP MODELS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE