CUSHIONS AND FOILS
The hydrofoil on its wings or "foils" and the air cushion craft on its "cushion" both provide means of transporting payload at high speed over rough seas. The present paper examines both craft in their most current forms of surface-piercing and fully-submerged foils, and most current form of amphibious and nonamphibious air cushion craft. Size, speed and power relationships are established providing guidelines for future designs. The important aspect of ride quality in rough seas is discussed and documented with operational craft data expressed in identifiable terms for ease of comparison. Some thought is given to the future where these complementary forms of advanced marine vehicle might be integrated to form a novel ship form.
- Presented at the Spring Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., of SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Mantle, P J
- Publication Date: 1976-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Hydrofoil boats; Hydrofoils; Surface effect ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrofoil craft; Surface piercing hydrofoils
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00132728
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM