DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF AN AIR CUSHION VEHICLE IN A MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Three aspects of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) performance are treated using trial results and engineering analysis: seakeeping response, maneuvering and control, and craft-generated wave wake profiles. Full-scale trial data for 50 ton ACV are presented. Response Amplitude Operators calculated from seakeeping ship motion data are presented for heave, pitch, and roll motions. The effect of various control force configurations on ACV maneuvering performance is determined from trial data and motion simulation studies. The craft-produced wake wave profiles are presented and compared with theoretical predictions for various speeds.

  • 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

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    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Fein, J A
    • Magnuson, A H
    • Moran, D D
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-323
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM