AN ENGINEERING APPROACH TO HYDROPLANE DESIGN

A hydroplane for the purpose of this paper will be defined as a high speed interface vehicle which is supported by mutual aerodynamic and hydrodynamic forces. A method is presented for the determination of the stability and power requirements of these craft. Suggestions are made to improve the safety and performance of these craft. The results of wind tunnel tests of two hydroplane configurations are included as an appendix.

  • 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:
    • Shaffer, R L
    • Cox, C G
    • Garthwaite, R L
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-608
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1972 12:00AM