HEAVE MOTION OF AIR CUSHION VEHICLES

In this paper, the heave motion alone is considered, which reduces the complexity of the equation of motion and the conservation of air mass expression. These relations are used to solve for the heave coordinate in terms of the wave parameters and the craft speed and design specifications. The theory is then discussed in terms of the heave motion frequency response and is compared with data obtained by experiment using a scale model in a towing tank.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Swift, M R
    • Lebel, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 85-87
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM