ADVANCED COMPOSITES AND THEIR APPLICATION TO HYDROFOILS

Following a brief review of the advanced composites and their application to structural components of aircraft, missiles, and space vehicles, studies are presented on potential application of composites to various structural components of hydrofoils, including decking, hull, foils, and strut. It is shown that application of various composites to the hull and decking of hydrofoil can yield a weight savings of 16%-51% whereas application of composites to struts and foils shows potential weight savings of approximately 60% compared to steel counterparts. Results also are presented on cost effectiveness of composites as applied to hydrofoils and on influence of weight savings on hydrofoil performance.

  • 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  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Greszcuk, L B
    • Hawley, A V
    • White, T F
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-331
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM