This study develops a methodology for assessing hydrofoil vehicle performance. "Hypothetical" hydrofoil vehicles are designed using flexible programs which produce rapid designs. Assessment is then performed using the merit criteria: 1) speed, 2) payload mass, 3) payload volume, 4) endurance, and 5) constraints on payload location.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Fixley, B E
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00165282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM