ADVANCED SURFACE CRAFT ECONOMIC MODEL

A full revelation of a computer program prepared at Louisiana State University for Panel MS-1 of the Marine Systems Committee. It is a complete computer analysis of any number of shipping operations using advanced surface craft such as hydrofoils or air-cushion vehicles. Ten years in the making, this milestone publication can aid a prospective operator in choosing which type of craft to utilize, either in a high-speed cargo and/or passenger service. Making use of the material contained in Bulletin 5-1 can give an operator a hypothetical dollars and cents "bottom line" using any type of marine transportation. The entire methodology, which consists of an explanation of the program, the hand-calculated version and the computer version in an abbreviated program is contained in the 75-page book. The detailed economic model, "Appendix D," is reproduced on three microfiche included with each copy. The program is said to work well with displacement craft also.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For those who wish to incorporate this study into their own computer program, the computer card deck is also available at a price of $150.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Pruett, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T&R Bulletin 5-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM