Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering Vol. 5(5), pp. 144 - 149
DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2017.050502
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Analysis of Tow Cables

Nimmy Thomas *, Manoj T. Issac
Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India


Hydrodynamic analysis of tow cable has an important role in the design of towed system. Cable catenary, cable depth attained for a given cable length, cable tension and angle of cable with the body are the parameters that affects the towed system related to tow cable. This paper deals with analysis of a set of commercially available cables of different properties using Orcaflex software. The cables were analysed for different payouts at different speeds. A comparative study was performed on the results obtained relating the cable properties (diameter and buoyancy). This provides a rough idea on the catenary profiles that reflects the depth and trail achieved by the cable given payout and speed.

Tow Cables, Orcaflex, Catenary Profile, Towfish, Trail, Lumped Mass, Drag Coefficient

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[1] Nimmy Thomas , Manoj T. Issac , "Analysis of Tow Cables," Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 144 - 149, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2017.050502.

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Nimmy Thomas , Manoj T. Issac (2017). Analysis of Tow Cables. Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 5(5), 144 - 149. DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2017.050502.