CURRENT STATUS OF STABILITY AND BUOYANCY CRITERIA USED BY THE U.S. NAVY FOR ADVANCED MARINE VEHICLES

Hullborne stability and buoyancy criteria (intact and damage) are presented for advanced marine vehicles such as hydrofoil craft, air cushion vehicles, surface effect ships, and low waterplane catamarans. Not covered is stability during flying or on-cushion modes. The criteria attempt to recognize special operations and hazards associated with the unusual characteristics of these types. Examples are: the danger of large rip damage when flying at high speeds, the potential of large unsymmetrical flooding, and the lightweight structure resulting in less resistance to damage. The criteria presented herein are likely to change as more design and operational experiences are acquired.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Goldberg, L
    • Tucker, R G
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Accession Number: 00130871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM