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HOVERCRAFT RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Hovercraft research at the University of Southampton has been in the general field of hovercraft motion and stability. In this article the author discusses his research papers written between 1967 and 1970. Each section of the article deals with a specific research project, its objectives, assumptions, findings, and practical application possibilities. Areas touched upon include: hovercraft behavior over water with emphasis on the influence of water free surface on hovercraft motion, hovercraft motion at zero ahead speed, a method of statistical prediction of hovercraft motion in general conditions over a short period, wave resistance of a hovercraft with emphasis on control and maneuverability problems, the hull form of the hovercraft air cushion with emphasis on air pressure variations, studies relative to the stable height of a hovercraft in operation, and a potential flow theory for the motion of a hovercraft in a seaway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Murthy, TKS
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

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  • Accession Number: 00019530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1978 12:00AM