This paper outlines development studies for a large six degree-of-freedom dynamic test rig proposed for the IMD Clearwater Towing Tank. A full size pilot test rig, fully functional in the vertical plane, was built for this purpose. Tests were done on a static frame in air and water, using a 2 m long submarine hull model. A number of the principal test results are presented and discussed.
Development Studies for a Six Degree-of-Freedom Marine Dynamic Test Facility
Mackay, M. , Unsworth, G. , Panton, G. , and Y. Theriault. "Development Studies for a Six Degree-of-Freedom Marine Dynamic Test Facility." Paper presented at the SNAME 23rd American Towing Tank Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 1992. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-1992-029
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