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The accuracy of a determination of the displacement of a hydrofoil in the initial planning stage is most important and depends on the quality of the processing of the weight data, which for ordinary ships is based on a statistical analysis of a great number of ships which, all other things being equal, have nearly the same dimensions. Since sufficient statistical data on a great number of hydrofoils is lacking, primarily because existing hydrofoils differ so greatly one from the other, and since other known methods of computing weight data are based on exact dimensions, which are not yet known for a hydrofoil in the initial planning stage, the authors proposed a method of computing the weight data of a hydrofoil on the basis of the maximum number of passengers carried, cruising speed, economic cruising range and seaworthiness (maximum admissible height of waves when ship rides on the foils). The example computation given includes tabulated data on eight types of Soviet hydrofoils (Volga, Belarus, Chayka, Raketa, Meteor, Kometa, Sputnik and Vikhr).

  • Authors:
    • Dementyev, V A
    • Perelman, B S
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00014924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Joint Publications Research Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1978 12:00AM