Surprisingly little interest has been shown in applying simple control methods to the fully submerged hydrofoil and the simplest requirements seem always to be handed over to the electronics engineer. Electronics are not necessarily costly per se but their use does involve the use of micro-signals which have to be amplified and provided with servo power. The resulting product tends to be enormously costly, while a world-wide industry of smaller boats is totally neglected except for some military uses. The writer was first able to solve the air entrainment problem and this made incidence control possible. Its unfortunate selection for a U.S. Navy Landing Craft, for which it was not suited, had tended to cloud the issues at stake, and this paper is an attempt to clarify the matter.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages, Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Hook, C
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM