COMPUTERIZED DESIGN OF AIR CUSHION VEHICLES AND SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS

This paper describes the use of a computer-aided design method that has been used to explore conceptual designs of amphibious air- cushion vehicles (ACV) and surface-effect ships (SES) designs in support of numerous military and commercial programs. Two computer programs involved inthis approach are the ACV Design Synthesis Model (ADSM) and the SES Design Synthesis Model (SDSM). The paper discusses how the programs were used to explore parametrically the design of a range of SES and ACV passenger and automobile ferryboats. ACV and SES designs are compared, and representative results are shown to illustrate the methodology used in determining design and performance trade-offs.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM