Accession Number : ADP005909

Title :   A Review of the NATO Special Group of Experts on Naval Hydromechanics and Related Problems,

Corporate Author : ADMIRALTY RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT GOSPORT (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Charlesworth, John ; Leggat, L. J.

Report Date : JUN 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Formation of the SGE(HYDRO) in 1982 was spurred by the need within NATO for a forum to promote multinational co-operation in the general area of naval hydromechanics testing and research for problems not adequately covered by other NATO international exchange groups and the International Towing Tank Conference. The Group's mandate allows it to address current aspects of interest to naval hydromechanics including test and research facilities, testing techniques and instrumentation, prediction methods, model to full scale correlations, full scale trials, model tests, mathematical modelling and simulation and implications of instrumentation development in other fields of activity. Four Research Study Groups (RSG) have been formed. The RSG's on Full Scale Wave Measurements and on Sea Loads, Slamming and Green Seas Impact and Wake Measurements finished this phase in December 1985. The RSG on Cavitation Noise Scaling completed its initial planning phase in June 1986. The paper outlines the scope and objectives of the SGE(HYDRO) with special emphasis on the activity of the RSGs.

Descriptors :   *HYDROMECHANICS, *NAVAL VESSELS, TEST FACILITIES, NAVAL RESEARCH, NATO, MODEL TESTS, OCEAN WAVES, LOADS(FORCES), HYDRODYNAMICS, SLAMMING, IMPACT, WAKE, CAVITATION NOISE, CORRELATION.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE