INVESTIGATION OF LONGITUDINAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SMALL HYDROFOIL BOAT

An analysis of a hydromechanical system for longitudinal control of a small hydrofoil boat is presented. The system incorporates height and acceleration sensors operating flaps on the foils through a mechanical linkage. Effects of some of the system parameters on the stability and response to waves are shown. The results indicate that the system is capable of providing adequate stability, but the response to stern waves at low frequencies is larger than desired.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • PHILLIPS, W H
    • Shaughrressy, J D
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 39-45
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM