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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Mantle, P J
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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