Accession Number : ADA196627

Title :   Proceedings of the American Towing Tank Conference (21st) Held in Washington, DC. on 5-7th August 1986,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Messalle, Richard F

PDF Url : ADA196627

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 489

Abstract : The address covers the period 1946-1986, and touches on the tremendous achievements that have taken place in surface ships, submarines, and other marine vehicle technology: The revolutionary development of the true high speed submarine in the 50's; the order-of-magnitude increase in tanker capabilities and vast increases in cargo ship capabilities as evidenced by the 33 knot SL-7's as well as other container ships, barge carriers and roll-on/roll-off ships; the development of three totally new ship concepts: the hydrofoil, the hovercraft and the SWATH ship and the semi-submersible. Also covered are the developments necessary to operate under severe weather and sea conditions and mention of how towing tanks have played a major role in these achievements. Contents: Propulsion, Ocean Engineering, Resistance and Flow, New Facilities and Techniques, Steering and Maneuvering, Ice Testing, Seakeeping, Cavitation, High Speed Vehicles and Sailing. (sdw)

Descriptors :   *MARINE ENGINEERING, CARGO SHIPS, CAVITATION, CONTAINERSHIPS, FACILITIES, GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, ICE, MODEL BASINS, OCEAN SURFACE, SEA STATES, SEAKEEPING, SHIPS, STEERING, STORMS, SUBMARINES, TEST AND EVALUATION, SHIP MODELS, TOWING, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE