Accession Number : ADD002382

Title :   Paired Cable Drag Reduction with Non-Newtonian Fluids.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kelly,Raymond E ; Lovejoy,Richard E

Report Date : 22 Jul 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In the patent an underwater towing cable system is described wherein a non-Newtonian fluid is pumped from a towing ship reservoir, through a supply passage extending substantially the length of a faired cable assembly, for distribution through pores into a boundary layer of water adjacent the cable assembly. The pores may be limited to predetermined portions of the cable assembly and may be characterized by effective areas that increase proportional to position along the cable length, whereby fluid distribution is uniform irrespective of frictional losses in the supply passage.

Descriptors :   *Underwater equipment, *Towing cables, *Drag reduction, *Patents, Cable assemblies, Cable fairings, Nonnewtonian fluids, Pumping

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE