0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Numerical Simulation of Two-Part Underwater Towing System: A Lumped Mass-Spring System Approach

[+] Author Affiliations
P. P. Lalu

Jyothi Engineering College, Cheruthuruthi, Kerala, India

Paper No. OMAE2007-29166, pp. 387-390; 4 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2007-29166
From:
  • ASME 2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 4: Materials Technology; Ocean Engineering
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 10–15, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4270-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3799-8
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

The altitude and position of a submerged body being towed by a vessel is affected by wave induced motion of the latter. To reduce this disturbance, a two-part towing system is used. In this study a two-dimensional dynamic model of the two-part underwater towing system is described. Numerical modeling of the problem was attempted. The finite difference algorithm was used to formulate the problem. A lumped mass-spring system was used for modeling the cable. The formulation for the towed body was based on Kirchhoff’s equations for motion of a rigid body. For the demonstration of the model, a numerical example of the tow-ship traveling in a wave field is described. Subsequently, response of the towed body was simulated and is compared with the experimental values obtained from the literature.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In