ON THE APPLICATIONS OF AIR CUSHION TECHNOLOGY TO OVERLAND TRANSPORT

Design of air-cushion vehicles may be grouped into three categories: self-propelled, fully air-cushion-supported vehicle; air-cushion trailer; and air-cushion-surface-contacting hybrid vehicle. This paper describes a procedure for assessing the performance of each design group. Power consumption per unit transport productivity offers a rational basis for evaluating the technoeconomic characteristics of these various types. Results of analysis indicate that, from the transport efficiency viewpoint, the use of the air-cushion vehicle is justified only on difficult terrain where the conventional off-road vehicle cannot operate effectively.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems

    Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • WONG, J
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00047548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1973 12:00AM