S-CUBED. NEW TYPE OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE SEMISUBMERGED SHIP
The concept consists basically of two parallel torpedo-like hulls, submerged to a depth of about two diameters and attached to an above-water platform by means of four vertical struts. Horizontal fins and control surfaces attached to the hulls provide dynamic stability and permit full automatic control over pitch, heave, and roll. The anticipated advantages of the S-cubed over conventional ships are greatly improved seaworthiness, high-speed potential, large internal volume and deck area, controllability, and many aspects of its unusual hydrodynamic form. The S-cubed concept appears to be the most applicable to small ships (100 to 15,000 t) having missions associated with the use of sonar--the handling of aircraft, weapons, or submersibles--and for missions requiring a high degree of seaworthiness and stability.
- Paper for meeting November 28-December 2, 1971.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Lang, T G
- Publication Date: 1971-11-28
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Seakeeping; Seaworthiness; Semisubmersibles; Ship motion; Stability (Mechanics); Submersibles
- Old TRIS Terms: Design process; Ship stability
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00034452
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 71-WA/UnT-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1972 12:00AM