Accession Number : ADA141896

Title :   Dolphin Hydrodynamics Annual Report FY 82.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Haun,J. E. ; Hendricks,E. W. ; Borkat,F. R. ; Kataoka,R. W. ; Carder,D. A.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The biohydrodynamic characteristics of dolphins were investigated to determine the mechanisms used to attain drag reduction and the applicability of these mechanisms to marine vehicle design. The results to date indicate possible drag reduction capabilities in the dolphin. Continued work is recommended in order to obtain definitive answers to unanswered questions raised during the reported investigation.

Descriptors :   *Dolphins(Mammals), Hydrodynamics, Biodynamics, Drag, Reduction, Skin(Anatomy), Swimming

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE