AIMING FOR MACH NUMBERS BEYOND 0.5 ON WATER

Some years ago the authors company was asked to examine the feasibility of an attempt upon the water speed record which stood at 329 mph (529 kph) in 1979. To exceed this speed by margin enough to make due allowance for errors in measurement meant design of a craft which, in air in the International Standard Atmosphere, would exceed one half the speed of sound. In short, one had to aim for a Mach number in excess of 0.5 (560 ft/s, or 171 m/s). This paper presents an outline of some of the thinking surrounding the project, while avoiding commercially confidential areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Symposium on High Speed Vessels for Transport and Defence; 23 & 24 Nov 1995; London, UK. Procs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 9 [16 p, 5 ref, 1 tab, 14 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Stinton, D
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM