POWER OPTIMIZATION OF THE CAPTURED AIR BUBBLE SURFACE EFFECTS SHIP

Through the use of simulation studies of the Surface Effects Ship (SES) XR-3, it is shown that power optimization can be achieved by controlling the air bubble plenum pressure and the pitch angle of the craft. Sudies indicate a savings of up to forty percent in total power required for cruising speeds in the range of fifteen to thirty knots. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, F K
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Pagination: 109 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM