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 Liangwu Wang,Ruiping Zhou,Xiang Xu and Hong Gao.Research and Design of Drop Keel System for Multi-purpose Oceanographic Vessel[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2012,(4):486-492.[doi:10.1007/s11804-012-1159-5]
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Research and Design of Drop Keel System for Multi-purpose Oceanographic Vessel


Research and Design of Drop Keel System for Multi-purpose Oceanographic Vessel
Liangwu Wang Ruiping Zhou Xiang Xu and Hong Gao
Liangwu Wang Ruiping Zhou Xiang Xu and Hong Gao
1. School of Energy and Power Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430063, China 2. Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd., Wuhan 430060, China
drop keel oceanographic vessel hydraulic analysis mechanism design calculation hydraulic-electronic control system
When an oceanographic vessel is sailing, the currents near the surface of ship hull are rapid, making it hard to meet the environmental requirements of scientific observation equipment. To guarantee the installation space and environmental requirements of the observation equipment, the drop keel system was proposed for the first time for ocean-graphic ships at China, to avoid the traditional "rudder-shaft" type fin keel’s disadvantage. The research study will examine the operational mechanism and functions of the drop keel system, the operating conditions of the fin keel to determine the driver method and its arrangement, and the locking method of the fin keel underwater. The research will also provide some general designs for analyzing the best plan for the drop keel system.


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