Pure yaw experiments on a series of hull forms for an underwater vehicle: hydrodynamic observations and analysis

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ConferenceInternational Symposium on Underwater Technology, 17-20 April 2007, Tokyo, Japan
AbstractResults from towing tank experiments for pure yaw or zigzag manoeuvres on a series of five axi-symmetric hull forms for an underwater vehicle are reported. The length-todiameter ratio of the bare-hull version of the underwater vehicle models was in a range of 8.5 to 12.5. The coupled sway-yaw motion for pure yaw manoeuvres resulted in sway amplitudes of up to about six diameters, maximum yaw angles of about 15 degrees, and, a maximum turning rate of 17 deg/s. These manoeuvres resulted in new observations concerning the hydrodynamics of underwater vehicles which are presented in the paper.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number6419
NPARC number8896028
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