HEAVE STABILITY OF AIR-CUSHION SUPPORTED SHIPS

A number of countries are considering the use of large surface effect ships (700-20,000 tons) for the high-speed, transoceanic transport of passengers and military or commerical cargo. A problem that would arise with this development is addressed, that of predicting the stability of rigid-sidehull surface effect ships (SES) when operating on-cushion. Special attention is given the configuration and operating limits of stable operation for SES motion in heave. Criteria and equations are developed as decision making tools during the early design stage to ensure the achievement of adequate on-cushion stability.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7p.

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  • Accession Number: 00660408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM