Accession Number : AD0784986
Title : Experimental Study of the Wavemaking of Horizontally-Oriented Vorticity in a Wake.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : IOWA INST OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH IOWA CITY
Personal Author(s) : Swain,A. ; Landweber,L.
Report Date : JAN 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : Towing-tank experiments were conducted in order to investigate the wavemaking of horizontally-oriented vorticity in a wake. It was found that the amplitudes of the surface disturbance, measured with three capacitance wires, were about one tenth of those generated by a ship model of the same length and Froude number. Furthermore, the wave resistance was about one percent of that obtained for a Series-60 model of the same wetted-surface area. (Author)
Descriptors : *Ships, *Wake, Ocean waves, Vortices, Surface waves, Ship models, Model basins
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE