Calculation of Dynamic Motions and Tensions in Towed Underwater Cables
Author(s)Hover, Frank S.; Grosenbaugh, Mark A.; Triantafyllou, Michael S.
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A matrix method for mooring system analysis is extended to address the dynamic response of towed underwater systems. Key tools are equivalent linearization and small perturbation theory, and a pitching towfish model. Two examples of application of the technique are provided. The first studies a fundamental limitation to constrained passive heave compensation, while the second concerns the use of floated tethers as a means for dynamic decoupling.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 19 (3), p.449-457 (1994)
Cable dynamics, ocean towing, wave excitation