THE OUTLOOK FOR LIGHTER STRUCTURES IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE MARINE VEHICLES

Structural weights of existing high-performance marine vehicles, principally hydrofoil craft, are examined to determine the design or geometric parameters that have significant effect. For total structural weight, vehicle density and structural density are shown to be governing. Similarly, the governing parameters for individual weight groups are identified. These governing parameters and the loads which determine scantlings, where known, are compared to develop measures of efficient use of structural material. These figures of merit are applied to a number of existing high-performance marine vehicles and projections of what might be attainable in the future are made.

  • 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:
    • Heller, S R
    • Clark, D J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-330
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1978 12:00AM