A novel type of marine vehicle that operates above the water surface is proposed and its feasibility experimentally investigated. Viscous drag is eliminated by this above-surface operation. Lift and thrust are developed by the impact of special wheels upon the water surface, a phenomenon similar to the bouncing-off that occurs when a stone is thrown into water at a shallow angle of incidence. Some of the parameters that affect the performance of the proposed design are determined.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Asfar, K R
    • Nayfeh, A H
  • Publication Date: 1989-4

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  • Accession Number: 00658696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM