High Frequency Target Strength Predictions

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Authors
  1. Brennan, D.P.
  2. Wallace, J.C.
Corporate Authors
MARTEC Ltd, Halifax NS (CAN);Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
This report describes the contract addressing the need to extend the current capabilities of DRDC’s AVAST software in order to provide a modelling tool suitable for predicting radiated noise and target strength of realistic ship structures. In this work, the contractor developed, as input, high fidelity models of both the Canadian Patrol Frigate and CFAV Quest. For the purpose of acoustic target strength prediction, these models included sufficient detail to allow for predictions at 50 kHz. In terms of radiated noise, the contractor developed a methodology for predicting hull surface accelerations, internal structural vibrations, and internal compartment radiated noise (up to approximately 50 Hz) due to an idealized acoustic source simulating propeller cavitation. The contractor investigated discrepancies between the Kirchhoff and conventional BIEM formulations when used for predicting torpedo target strength. In addition, the contractor provided a capability for including a nominal propeller model when predicting the medium-to-high-frequency target strength of a submarine or torpedo.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2007-043 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 2007
Number of Pages
52
DSTKIM No
CA030461
CANDIS No
529023
Format(s):
CD ROM

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