WAVES AND WAVE RESISTANCE FOR AIR-CUSHION VEHICLES WITH TIME-DEPENDENT CUSHION PRESSURES

Wave patterns and wave resistance are computed for air-cushion vehicles with time-dependent cushion pressures moving at uniform speed over deep and shallow water. The effect of beam-to-length ratio, Froude number, and water depth on the resistance is investigated. The resistance is found to exhibit a distinctive behavior at a critical frequency. This behavior corresponds to a singularity in the resistance at the critical frequency. The importance of this behavior is found to diminish with decreasing beam-to-length ratio and increasing Froude number.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Haussling, H J
    • Van Eseltine, R T
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00183197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM