Accession Number : ADP003838

Title :   University of Michigan - Ship Model Towing Tank Speed Control Upgrade,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Troesch,A. W. ; Phelps,F. G.

Report Date : AUG 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The towing tank at the University of Michigan was constructed in 1904. This report concentrates on the upgraded speed control installed in 1982. A description of the control hardware is included. Estimates of the level of accuracy of the control along with a calibration procedure are given. Results demonstrate that the new speed control has a maximum relative deviation from calibrated values of under 0.1%.

Descriptors :   *Speed regulators, Model basins, Ship models, Universities, Michigan, Accuracy, Calibration, Manual operation, Automatic, Acceleration, Deceleration, Stopping, Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE