LEVITATING SHIP CONCEPT
The results of a study of a levitating ship concept are presented. It was concluded that the operating principle of the levitating ship design studied is not sound, or would not be as efficient as a ground effect machine operating on the principle of the annular jet. The commercialized potential of these annular jet machines is limited, but in the larger sizes they could have definite possibilities for military or other special applications.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number SIT-LR-758.
Stevens Institute of TechnologyDavidson Laboratory, Castle Point Station
Hoboken, NJ USA 07030
- Brown, P W
- Publication Date: 1959-8-10
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Design; Feasibility analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Annular jets
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026179
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: LR-758 Letter Rpt
- Contract Numbers: MA-1809
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM