A GUIDE TO ASSESS THE OPERATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEW SHIP DESIGN CONCEPTS. PART III

This report covers concluding work performed for the Office of Naval Research, Naval Analysis Programs, under Contract N00014-70-C-0426. Two previous reports have been published under the same title: Part I, ORI TR 667, 11 June 1967, AD 728003; Part II, ORI TR 741, 22 March 1973, AD 759376. Part 3 provides basic guidance and understanding to the planning analyst in the area of inherent operational advantages and limitations of the three major high-performance ship concepts under development today: (1) Small-Waterplane-Area Twin-Hull (SWATH); (2) submerged-foil hydrofoil; and (3) Air Cushion Supported Vehicles (ACV and SES). Many other concepts are briefly introduced. Concept descriptions, basic trade-offs, basic operational qualities, size range limitations and operational implications/potential applications are included. Discussion tends to be subjective and is designed to alert the analyst to potential problem areas rather than provide quantitative assessment of the concepts. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Part 2, AD-759 376.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Operations Research, Incorporated

    1400 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD  USA  20910

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217
  • Authors:
    • Holmboe, E L
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORI-TR-829 Final Rpt., TR-829
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-70-C-0426
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1978 12:00AM