Accession Number : AD0893292

Title :   Dynamics of Trapezoidal Cable Arrays,

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Griffin, Gary T. ; Patton, Kirk T.

Report Date : 09 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The dynamics of cable arrays suspended in the ocean were investigated using descrete element methods. Computer simulations were used to predict the array response to oceanic currents and to investigate cable tensions and array motions during installation. The latter study was used by a cable-laying ship in order to achieve the desired array configuration. A comparison of observed array dynamic parameters and their predicted values indicated errors on the order of 10% in the computer simulations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SONAR ARRAYS, ELECTRIC CABLES), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, INSTALLATION, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, DYNAMICS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE