Accession Number : ADP003835

Title :   An Inexpensive Two-Component Force Balance for Towing Tanks and Flumes,

Corporate Author : RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kowalski,T. ; Brown,D.

Report Date : AUG 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This paper describes the design, calibration and testing of an inexpensive, yet accurate two component dynamometer. The force balance was designed to measure drag and side forces, and to allow for pitch and heave motions. Testing of the dynamometer was carried out using a 1/6-scale model of the 5.5 meter sailing yacht Antiope. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dynamometers, Drag, Loads(Forces), Measurement, Ship models, Displacement, Transducers, Springs, Deflection, Accuracy, Calibration, Pitch(Motion), Heaving

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE