THE SMALL WATERPLANE-AREA TWIN HULL (SWATH) PROGRAM--A STATUS REPORT
The paper presents an up-to-date status report of the progress in SWATH ship technology, design development, and utilization evaluation. It commences with a brief overview of the history of the concept, reasons for U.S. Navy investment in the concept, and how it may ultimately fit into the spectrum of marine vehicles. This is followed by: a delineation of technology requirements (and why); how these requirements have and are being met (with emphasis on those areas not covered in subsequent session papers); general results of mission and concept utilization studies; SWATH ship design developments; SWATH ship concept demonstrations; and, finally, an overview of future prospects and technology requirements.
- 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.
AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY USA 10019
- Hawkins, S
- Sarchin, T
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Catamarans; Multi hulled ships; SWATH ships
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00054240
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-324
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM