Modern nets consist of meshes made of threads or twines with spirals or helical strakes. Fluid-structure interactions have been investigated in Rostock for a long time applying different theoretical models. Because of great net flexibility there is a need of calculation methods which consider the main physical qualities. This is done by the approximation of wake of threads by results from circular cylinders and influence of circulation, which is known from measurements of transverse force. Results of measurements with two models with and without spirals are given for comparison.

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