A New Method of Designing Underwater Towed System
A hydrodynamic model of towed system is studied. The model of towed cable in this paper is based on the Ablow and Schechter method. A basic problem in the design of towed system is presented by the choice of Euler angles and tension at ending point of cable. This paper proposes a new way to design an ideal towed system. And a code is written to assist in designing the towed system. The governing equation is solved using a 4th-order Runger-Kutta numerical method for stable cable. The computed results with the code are close to the measured ones.
D. K. Feng et al., "A New Method of Designing Underwater Towed System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 1251-1255, 2011