The basic dynamics of sidewall-type surface effect ships for vertical plane motions (heave and pitch) in response to waves is established in terms of the fundamental frequency characteristics and other critical parameters that affect craft motion. The effects of leakage variations and seal action in producing pressure variations, vehicle accelerations, and motions, etc., are illustrated by time histories of motion variables via computer simulation. The vehicle's basic dynamic characteristics provide insight into the different aspects of control that may be applied to achieve improved motion and habitability performance. A discussion of the problems associated with scaling model test results, together with techniques for the proper prediction of full-scale dynamic performance, also is provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, with the active cooperation and support of the United States Navy, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 25-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Kaplan, P
    • Davis, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-314
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM