Accession Number : ADA138416

Title :   Remarks on Ship Model Testing, Facilities, and Test Results. The Eighth David W. Taylor Lectures

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Edstrand, Hans

PDF Url : ADA138416

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The David W. Taylor Lectures were conceived to honor our founder in recognition of his many contributions to naval architecture and naval hydromechanics. Previous lecturers in this series have presented material that reminds us of the more theoretical aspects of Admiral Taylor's career. But, his primary purpose in building the Experimental Towing Tank and its associated facilities was to solve the hydrodynamic problems facing the ship designer. He was himself involved in the development of many ship designs for the U.S. Navy, and was a major leader in the translation of towing tank observations into ship design decisions. Dr. Hans Edstrand, recently retired Director General of the Swedish Maritime Research Centre, (SSPA), was invited to give a series of lectures that would reflect this aspect of Admiral Taylor's work. Dr. Edstrand is himself a pioneer in the development of model testing facilities. The variable pressure tunnel, which was built at SSPA under his guidance, is a powerful and unique facility. Lectures include: Ship Model Testing Research, A History; International Towing Tank Conferences, A History; A European Ship Model Basin: The Swedish Maritime Research Centre (SSPA); Developments in Merchant Ship Design at the Swedish Maritime Research Centre (SSPA); and Propeller Cavitation and Erosion.

Descriptors :   *LECTURES, *MODEL TESTS, *SHIP MODELS, CAVITATION, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, CONFIGURATIONS, EROSION, HYDRODYNAMICS, HYDROMECHANICS, MARINE PROPELLERS, MERCHANT VESSELS, NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, TEST FACILITIES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Marine Engineering

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