DEVELOPMENT OF THE AXIAL FLOW SURFACE EFFECT VEHICLE

This paper reviews development of the axial flow surface effect vehicle, which is propelled clear of the surface by lift air, and cruises at a velocity two to four times as fast as a comparable hovercraft. A study based on a generalized edgeflow analysis illustrates the performance potential. Aerodynamic effects are more significant than aerostatic effects for this type which operates at a ram pressure equal to or higher than cushion pressure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at AIAA/SNAME/USN Advanced Marine Vehicles Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland, July 17-19, 1972
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Jackes, A M
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-602
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM